about 4 years ago
The submission deadline for the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for Conversational Apps is April 15, 2016. As you build your app, you’ll likely get to the point where training is required for your system. To help you out, we’ve put together these tips on training & preparing the Dialog, Retrieve and Rank, Document Conversion, and Natural Language Classifier APIs:
- If you’re using the Dialog service, be sure to check out IBM’s Application Starter Kit for a dialog template. No need to start from scratch!
- Natural Language Classifier is trained with a two-column .csv file: text in one column and appropriate category in the other.
- Retrieve and Rank is also trained with a .csv. Make sure you have at least 49 unique questions!
- Document Conversion can take your PDF, HTML, and Word documents and make them consumable by the Watson APIs.
Still have questions?
If you have questions about the Watson Developer Cloud APIs or specific applications you’re developing, join IBM for open office hours on the WDC Slack Channel every Tue/Thurs at 3pm ET.
Get the full Building with Watson webinar schedule and links to replays here.