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IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains

IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.

AlchemyAPI ingests public and private data and exposes API-callable services that can make sense of that data as part of larger applications.

AlchemyAPI ingests public and private data and exposes API-callable services that can make sense of that data as part of larger applications.

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3/4/2015 | 3:37:56 PM
What are people Snapchatting about?
There are oodles of natural-language-aware, sentiment-analysis engines out there, but the competition gets thinner when it comes to image analysis. Given rampant smartphone picture taking and social network support for image-based chatter, AlchemyAPI has offers important capabilities. This might also be applied foster e-commerce scenarios, such as understanding what people are looking for based on the images they're searching, not just the metadata behind their search.
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