Now available as AI for IBM partners:

Similar NLU capabilities are part of the IBM Watson NLP Library for Embed®, a containerized library for IBM partners to integrate in their commercial applications.


Cost savings


USD 6.13 million in benefits over three years¹



383% ROI over three years²

Save time


50% reduction in time spent on information-gathering tasks³



5% annual increase in revenue


Domain customization

Train Watson to understand the language of your business and extract customized insights with Watson Knowledge Studio.

Text analytics

Surface real-time actionable insights to provides your employees with the tools they need to pull meta-data and patterns from massive troves of data.

Deploy anywhere

Deploy Watson Natural Language Understanding behind your firewall or on any cloud.

Client stories

Weather Channel

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Weather Channel

The Weather Channel created an interactive COVID-19 incident map by using IBM Watson natural language processing (NLP) to extract data from the World Health Organization and state and local agencies. IBM Watson Discovery extracts insights from PDFs, HTML, tables and images, and Watson Natural Language Understanding extracts insights from natural language text. Together, these two technologies are populating the map with the latest and most up-to-date information.

Mushi Lab

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Mushi Lab

Mushi Lab created Clearscope to analyze high-performing content and identify actionable recommendations, resulting in 15% month-over-month revenue growth.


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Global-Regulation built a comprehensive world law search engine, which indexes, processes, and translates nearly 2 million laws from 100 countries.


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Oovvuu approached IBM to scale and optimize its content matching technology, to extract the metadata on articles and provide contextually relevant videos to each news article using Watson Natural Language Understanding and Watson Discovery products.


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Accrete.AI used Watson Natural Language Understanding, Watson Knowledge Studio, and Watson Discovery products to understand the linguistic nuances specific to inflation, employment, and other financially relevant topics to address critical issues that fund managers face in financial markets. This helps customers focus on making better decisions and stop wasting time trying to process and contextualize endless digital streams of confusing, constantly changing information.

Related products

Watson Natural Language Processing for Embed

Infuse powerful natural language AI into commercial applications with a containerized library designed to empower IBM partners with greater flexibility

Watson Discovery

Apply natural language processing to discover insights and answers more quickly, improving operational workflows.

Watson Assistant

Address customer requests across channels like digital and voice channels. Guide employees through internal processes. Best of all: allow your teams to focus on higher-value work, all while reducing costs.

Get started now with IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding:

Test drive the natural language AI service on IBM Cloud.