Recently, Microsoft added Dutch language support for the Text Analysis API within the Cognitive Services stack. In this blogpost I will show how to determine the sentiment of a newsfeed in Dutch.
The importance of language support
Most development articles are written in English. Most documentation is written in English. I’m Dutch and even I am blogging in English!
With the rise of chatbots and other dialogue based UX apps, native language support becomes ever more important. Think of an insurance company wanting to let users talk to their chatbot, or a banking app that lets you choose what mortgage you want for your house. In these situations most companies and clients want to use their native language in communicating with the apps.
With the latest update, the Text Analysis API now partly supports my native language Dutch (along with several other ones).