Clearer controls over entity lookup strategies

The Wit.ai Team
Aug 23, 2017 · 2 min read

Today we are making it easier for you to know how Wit finds entities in a sentence. Wit allows you to extract meaning from a user query as a list of entities. We employ various lookup strategies for entities, as described in our docs. Wit can use the following strategies to find entities in sentences:

  • predetermined keywords (keywords strategy)

You usually don’t have to worry about lookup strategies, but sometimes it can come in handy to understand and tweak how Wit detects entities.

To keep Wit’s core experience robust and simple, we made these updates:

  • When you first validate a sample (either in Console or via the POST /samples API), Wit finds the right lookup for your entity: keyword, free-text, keyword & free-text or trait without you having to select it yourself.

We’re happy to make these updates based on the feedback we’ve received from our community. Thank you for your support, and as always, we look forward to hearing how we can continue to improve your experience with Wit.

Team Wit

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    Wit.ai makes it easy for developers to build applications and devices that you can talk or text to. Our vision is to empower developers with an open and extensible natural language platform. We'll use this blog to share news, feature announcements and stories from our community.