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Building Bridges from R to IBM Watson - Welcome!

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Building Bridges from R to IBM Watson

Greetings!  I've been doing some 'garage hacks' with my kids using the R Programming language to explore the IBM Watson Services.

http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/what-is-watson.html

 

 

Where did this start and why am I doing this?

My daughter just wrote a ground truth for a Harry Potter style 'sorting hat' - and we've trained it up on the Watson Natural Language Classifier (NLC) - it works quite well!  I just started working at IBM and thought this would be a great way to get hands-on quickly with the services, and also expose my daughter to some pretty cool STEM (a passion of mine)

Anyway - I'd love to see folks leverage the things we've learned along the way - especially if you are exploring the services from Academia and use "R"

 

I hope some of these blogs and code posts will be helpful to you in your learning journey.  If you are looking at leveraging RCURL to access Watson APIs - there may be a few helpful things here for you.

 

Have fun!  But please handle with care - as this code is experimental

Happy coding!

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

What is Watson:  http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/what-is-watson.html

Watson Developer Cloud: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/developercloud/

A collection of REST APIs and SDKs that use
cognitive computing to solve complex problems.

API's: https://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/developercloud/apis/

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Hi! I like to play with data, analytics and hack around with robots and gadgets in my garage. Lately I've been learning about machine learning.

About this blog

This is an informal blog that explores tools, code and tricks that group members have developed to engage IBM Watson cognitive computing services - from the R Programming Language. Packages include RCURL to access Watson APIs - for services that include Natural Language Classifier and Speech to Text. THIS IS MY PERSONAL BLOG - it does not represent the views of my employer. Code is presented as 'use at your own risk' (it has lots of bugs)

Created: September 13, 2015

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