Computer Vision API

Distill actionable information from images

Extract rich information from images to categorize and process visual data—and protect your users from unwanted content.

Analyze an image

Get information about visual content found in an image. Use tagging, descriptions, and domain-specific models to identify content and label it with confidence. Apply the adult/racy settings to enable automated restriction of adult content. Identify image types and color schemes in pictures.

Generate a thumbnail

Generate a high quality storage-efficient thumbnail based on any input image. Use thumbnail generation to modify images to best suit your needs for size, shape, and style. Apply smart cropping to generate thumbnails that differ from the aspect ratio of your original image, yet preserve the region of interest.

Read text in images

With optical character recognition (OCR) detect text in an image and extract the recognized words into a machine-readable character stream. Analyze images to detect embedded text, generate character streams, and enable searching. Take photos of text instead of copying to save time and effort.

Recognize celebrities

The celebrity model is an example of domain-specific models. Our new celebrity model recognition feature recognizes 200,000 celebrities from business, politics, sports, and entertainment around the world. Domain-specific models is a continuously evolving feature within Computer Vision API.

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Language

Allow your apps to process natural language, evaluate sentiment and topics, and learn how to recognize what users want.

Language Understanding Intelligent Service PREVIEW

Teach your apps to understand commands from your users

Text Analytics API PREVIEW

Easily evaluate sentiment and topics to understand what users want

Web Language Model API PREVIEW

Use the power of predictive language models trained on web-scale data

Bing Spell Check API

Detect and correct spelling mistakes in your app

Translator Text API

Easily conduct automatic text translation with a simple REST API call

Vision

State-of-the-art image processing algorithms help you moderate content automatically and build more personalized apps by returning smart insights about faces, images, and emotions.

Face API PREVIEW

Detect, analyze, organize, and tag faces in photos

Emotion API PREVIEW

Personalize user experiences with emotion recognition

Computer Vision API PREVIEW

Distill actionable information from images

Content Moderator PREVIEW

Automated image, text, and video moderation

Speech

Processing spoken language in your applications

Bing Speech API PREVIEW

Convert speech to text and back again to understand user intent

Speaker Recognition API PREVIEW

Use speech to identify and authenticate individual speakers

Translator Speech API

Easily conduct real-time speech translation with a simple REST API call

Custom Speech Service PREVIEW

Overcome speech recognition barriers like speaking style, background noise, and vocabulary

Search

Make your apps, webpages, and other experiences smarter and more engaging with the Bing Search APIs.

Bing Search APIs

Web, image, video, and news search APIs for your app

Bing Autosuggest API

Give your app intelligent autosuggest options for searches

Knowledge

Map complex information and data in order to solve tasks such as intelligent recommendations and semantic search.

Recommendations API PREVIEW

Predict and recommend items your customers want

Academic Knowledge API PREVIEW

Tap into the wealth of academic content in the Microsoft Academic Graph

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