Azure Cognitive Services – Knowledge API

Microsoft Cognitive Service (earlier called as  Project Oxford) is a bunch of APIs, SDKs and services available to software developers to build  intelligent, smart and discoverable applications .

Microsoft Cognitive Services focuses on Microsoft’s growing portfolio of machine learning APIs and it easily enables developers to add intelligent features – like detecting emotion in images; facial recognition, speech translation and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding – into their applications.

Microsoft’s vision is provide more and more personal computing experiences and enhanced productivity to each person and organisation on this planet by intelligent systems that increasingly can see, hear, speak, understand and even begin to reason.


Using Knowledge APIs you can leverage or create rich knowledge resources that can be integrated into apps and services with Knowledge services. Try these for free and quickly build Knowledge-enabled apps and services with the following capabilities.

To use Microsoft Cognitive Service Knowledge APIs, you first need to create an account in the Azure portal.

  1. Now Sign to Azure Portal.
  2. Click Create a New Resource
  3. Select AI+Machine Learning Category
  4. Enter Search Text “QnA Maker”  and hit enter
  5. In the QnA Maker Blade and click Create.


Now write the following code in C# to create QnA Maker

Once you run the code a success response is returned in JSON format. If the final call returns a “Succeeded” state… your knowledge base was created successfully.

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