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Sitecore Cognitive Services: Intelligent Search

September 16, 2019

For a few years now I've been pushing the idea of using machine learning to rethink how we build websites. Today I've got more good news. In yet another example, we can now get a lot closer to building a google like search experience for all the Sitecore sites we build. The sample project I've put together to demonstrate this is called "Intelligent Search" and is built on top of the Sitecore Cognitive Services "Core" and uses Microsoft's LUIS to parse input questions for a search form to answer common domain specific questions as well as engage in conversations with the user. 

Sitecore User Group July 2019: Sitecore Says the Darndest Things

July 25, 2019
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I want to give you something new to think about. A whole new way to communicate with your audience. And I mean that literally. I'm going to show you how to use language parsing can be used to shape the next generation of experiences. Not just how but why.

Sitecore Cognitive Services: Core

July 23, 2019

Are you ready to add cloud based machine learning APIs to your Sitecore solution? Then save yourself some time and use Sitecore Cognitive Services.

What is it, you ask? It's a series of .NET API connectors (the core) and new features built on that core. It's open source and available on GitHub or Nuget. You can use what's there, improve on them or even build your own using the existing ones a model.

 

Machine Learning in Context

April 26, 2019

At a high level machine learning is really defined as an algorithms that allows a machine to learn (or continually learn) from a set of information and use that 'knowledge' to provide a relatively accurate answer about similar data. The more data you provide the more accurate it will become. The real power is that it won't need an infinitely large set of information to begin to be useful. Some is good. More is better. Eventually it’s good enough.

Sitecore Cognitive Services: Modules

February 27, 2018

I'm excited to announce the release of the cognitive services I've been working on for the last year as marketplace modules. I present to you the Cognitive Core, the Image Search and Ole Chat. Of all the ideas it generated, being able to polish up two into pretty practical modules was really satisftying. 

Sitecore Cognitive Services

February 22, 2017

For a few years now I've been working to raise awareness how machine learning could be used with Sitecore to make web applications a much more powerful experience. I've built an integration between Sitecore and Microsoft's Cognitive Services named Sitecore Cognitive Services.

What are Microsoft's Cognitive Services? In the not too distant past, Microsoft released a number of web services using machine learning to the general public under the banner of 'Cognitive Services'.  

Catching Exceptions Episode 18 : Mark Servais

January 25, 2016

Watch Catching Exceptions episode 18 with Mark Servais, Director of Software Research and Development at XCentium. Find out what shiny thing is fascinating him these days. 

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Watch: https://vimeo.com/sitecoreexperienced

Catching Exceptions Episode 17 : Martin Davies

January 12, 2016

Watch Catching Exceptions episode 17 with Martin Davies, a Technical Consultant at Kagool. Find out how mere mortals can find their way into tech careers. 

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Follow him at: https://twitter.com/TwentyGotoTen 
Visit: http://sitecoreskills.blogspot.co.uk

Catching Exceptions Episode 16 : Dan Solovay

December 21, 2015

Watch Catching Exceptions episode 16 with Dan Solovay, Lead Architect at XCentium. Find out how he programmed his way from stalemate to checkmate.

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Follow him at: https://twitter.com/dansolovay
Visit: http://www.dansolovay.com