Pricing overview

How NLU pricing works

IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding is an offering within the IBM Cloud.
For detailed Natural Language Understanding pricing, view the following table. For additional information about our broader pricing models and approaches, visit our IBM Cloud pricing overview.

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Pricing plans

Lite Standard
1-250K items/month
First 30K Free
USD 0.003/item
250K-5M items/month
USD 0.001/item
5M+ items/month
USD 0.0002/item
Instance fee (USD/month)
Additional language (USD/month)
WKS custom model (USD/model/month)
1 free custom model
USD 800
Custom classication model (USD/model/month)
  • 1 free custom model
  • USD 25
  • 1 free custom model

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Our advanced natural language processing (NLP) service gives developers the tools to process and extract valuable insights from unstructured data.