How NLU pricing works

NLU item

# of NLU Items = # of Data Units * # of Enrichment Features

Data Unit

1 Data Unit = 1 group of 10,000 characters or less

Example

Extracting Entities and Sentiment from 15,000 characters of text is (2 Data Units * 2 Enrichment Features) = 4 NLU Items

Custom Model

A custom model refers to an annotation model developed with Watson Knowledge Studio. Custom models can be used to teach Watson the language of your domain.

Pricing Calculator

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IBM Cloud Plan

Lite

Pricing ($/NLU items/month): 

Free 30,000 items

Custom Model ($/model/month): 

1 free custom model

Standard

Pricing ($/NLU items/month):

  • Tier 1: $0.003/ NLU item for first 1-250,000 items
  • Tier 2: $0.001/ NLU item for next 250,001 to 5,000,000 items
  • Tier 3: $0.0002/ NLU item for next 5,000,001+ items

Custom Model ($/model/month):

$800

Premium

Watson Premium plans offer a higher level of security and isolation to help customers with sensitive data requirements. Please contact sales to learn more.

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