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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services - Second Edition by Leif Larsen

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Linking entities based on context

Using the Entity Linking API, we can link entities in text based on the context. Doing so means that we can separate the meaning of a word, based on the usage in the given text. A word, such as times, may mean the newspaper The New York Times. The same word can also be used in a place name, Times Square. The context decides which of the two entities times represents. The API detects entities within given text, and relates all entities to a Wikipedia entry.

We are going to add entity-linking capabilities to our smart-house application. For now, we will just add a text field input, but in later chapters we will see how it can be utilized.

In Visual Studio, add the Microsoft.ProjectOxford.EntityLinking NuGet ...

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