Google Natural Language vs Watson Natural Language Understanding

8 thoughts on “Google Natural Language vs Watson Natural Language Understanding”

  1. Does the pricing differ if I impose a limit on extra features in a NLU item. for e.g : For Entities NLU item, if I remove emotion and sentiment from response, would it impact in pricing or it will remain same.

    1. Hi Amit,
      Yes, every enrichment feature is considered one item, so if you limit the enrichment features, pricing will decrease, if you add additional ones, the pricing increases etc. Having said that, it seems that pricing does not increase or decrease if you add / remove sub-features. In my tests, it seems this way anyway and it seems hard to find any documentation supporting this.

  2. Hi, Please I have a quick question regarding the Watson’s NLU ‘Categories’. Is there a way to tweak it for a situation where it gives a lower score for a right category and a higher score for a wrong category.
    Thank you.

  3. Hello sir,
    This is a really comprehensive study of both the options we have for NLU.
    I just wanted to point out for other readers that:
    1. The “salience score” returned by Google Cloud NLU is NOT the “confidence score or something”. It is the salience score (as you correctly mentioned) which implies the importance/significance of the entity with respect to the document.
    2. Learner is categorized as a person as it helps us build chat-centered apps which need to understand that when a user says something like “The learner left the course…”, the learner is identified as a PERSON.

    It is really great how you provided this blog. Thanks a lot sir.

  4. Loved the article, any chance you will be updating it? Just curious how different the comparison would be today. Or are the two pretty much the same still?

    1. Hi Dave,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I agree that an update would be in place since the space is moving in warp-speed and this post is about 1.5 years old. I have not been that good at writing posts in general lately, but hopefully I get up to speed soon again and then an update might be in place.

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