The Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services series is a seven-volume collection that introduces IBM® Watson™ cognitive computing services. The series includes an overview of specific IBM Watson® services with their associated architectures and simple code examples. Each volume describes how you can use and implement these services in your applications through practical use cases.
The series includes the following volumes:
Volume 1 Getting Started
Volume 2 Conversation
Volume 3 Visual Recognition
Volume 4 Natural Language Classifier
Volume 5 Language Translator
Volume 6 Speech to Text and Text to Speech
Volume 7 Natural Language Understanding
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, this collection provides the information you need to start your research on Watson services. If your goal is to become more familiar with Watson in relation to your current environment, or if you are evaluating cognitive computing, this collection can serve as a powerful learning tool.
This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume 6, introduces the Watson Text to Speech (converts written text into natural sounding audio in various languages and voices) and Watson Speech to Text (converts audio voice into written text) services. This book introduces concepts that you need to understand to use these Watson services and provides simple code examples to illustrate the use of the APIs. This book includes examples of applications that demonstrate how to use the Watson Text to Speech and Speech to Text services in practical use cases. You can develop and deploy the sample applications by following along in a step-by-step approach and using provided code snippets. Alternatively, you can download an existing Git project to more quickly deploy the application.