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Szymon RozgaPractical Bot Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3540-9_10

10. Making the Chat Bot Smarter

Szymon Rozga1 
Port Washington, New York, USA

In the previous chapter, we spent time connecting our chat bot’s Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) output into a cloud-based text-to-speech engine to give our chat bot as human a voice as possible. The Bing Speech API that we utilized is an example of what is collectively being called cognitive services . These are typically services that enable more natural human-like interactions with applications. Originally, Microsoft referred to these as Project Oxford.1 These days, the suite of APIs is now branded as Azure Cognitive Services.

At a more technical level, these ...

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