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Text Analytics Middleware

The Text Analytics Middleware offers Bot Framework middleware components for the Cognitive Services Text Analytics API. You will need an Azure account, as well as a Cognitive Services resource created on Azure. Take a look at the Microsoft Text Analytics API documentation for details.

Installing

npm install @botbuildercommunity/text-analytics-middleware --save

Usage

All middleware is created and use in the same way. For example, for sentiment analysis, import the SentimentAnalysis class from the package, and add it to your bot adapter:

import { SentimentAnalysis } from '@botbuildercommunity/text-analytics-middleware';

adapter.use(new SentimentAnalysis(YOUR_TEXT_ANALYTICS_KEY, TEXT_ANALYTICS_API_ENDPOINT, SERVICE_CLIENT_OPTIONS));

Note that the TEXT_ANALYTICS_API_ENDPOINT will be the Cognitive Services endpoint root. For example: https://eastus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com

When used, the turnState on the TurnContext will have a property named sentimentScore between 0 and 1. A full example can be seen in the bot.js bot test file.

Supported middleware classes include:

  • SentimentAnalysis
  • LanguageDetection
  • KeyPhrases
  • EntityExtraction

Each class takes the two required parameters in the example usage above (with the SERVICE_CLIENT_OPTIONS parameter being optional).

In each case, properties are added to the turnState of the TurnContext You can retrieve them in your bot via:

  • context.turnState.get('sentimentScore') //This is a number for SentimentAnalysis
  • context.turnState.get('language') //This is a string for LanguageDetection
  • context.turnState.get('keyPhrases') //This is an array of strings for KeyPhrases
  • context.turnState.get('textEntities') //This is an array of EntityRecord typesforEntityExtraction`