What is Watson Natural Language Understanding?

Analyze text to extract metadata from content such as concepts, entities, keywords, categories, sentiment, emotion, relations, and semantic roles using natural language understanding.

Benefits

Powerful Insights

Engage with a full suite of advanced text analytics features to extract entities, relationships, keywords, semantic roles and more.

Broad Language Coverage

Interpret text in thirteen different languages, with more on its way.

Domain Customization

Apply the knowledge of unique entities and relations in your industry or organization to your data.

Customer success stories

Testimonials

Watson is probably about 80 percent of what we do right now. We are totally wedded to Watson.

— Chris Sykes, Chief Executive Officer, Volume Ltd.

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IBM Watson gives us natural language understanding that moves conversations from casual enquiry towards purchase.

— Tim Howard, Marketing Director, Deltic Group

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Watson is a powerhouse when it comes to natural language processing.

— Greg Woolf, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Investors

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Natural language understanding features

Categories

Categorize your content using a five-level classification hierarchy.

Concepts

Identify high-level concepts that aren't necessarily directly referenced in the text.

Emotions

Analyze emotion conveyed by specific target phrases or by the document as a whole.

Entities

Find people, places, events, and other types of entities mentioned in your content.

Keywords

Search your content for relevant keywords.

Sentiment

Analyze the sentiment toward specific target phrases and the sentiment of the document as a whole.

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