Text Analytics API

The Text Analytics API is a suite of text analytics web services built with best-in-class Microsoft machine learning algorithms. The API can be used to analyze unstructured text for tasks such as sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction and language detection. No training data is needed to use this API; just bring your text data. This API uses advanced natural language processing techniques to deliver best in class predictions.

Further documentation can be found in Overview.

Sentiment

The API returns a numeric score between 0 and 1. Scores close to 1 indicate positive sentiment, while scores close to 0 indicate negative sentiment. Sentiment score is generated using classification techniques. The input features to the classifier include n-grams, features generated from part-of-speech tags, and word embeddings.

See the Text Analytics Documentation for details about the languages that are supported by sentiment analysis.

West US East US 2 West Central US West Europe Southeast Asia

Request URL

Request headers

(optional)
string
Media type of the body sent to the API.
string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Cognitive Services accounts.

Request body

{
  "documents": [
    {
      "language": "string",
      "id": "string",
      "text": "string"
    }
  ]
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "documents": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "language": {
            "description": "This is the 2 letter ISO 639-1 representation of a language.\r\n            For example, use \"en\" for English; \"es\" for Spanish etc.,",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "id": {
            "description": "Unique, non-empty document identifier.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "text": {
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}
{
  "documents": [
    {
      "language": "string",
      "id": "string",
      "text": "string"
    }
  ]
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "documents": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "language": {
            "description": "This is the 2 letter ISO 639-1 representation of a language.\r\n            For example, use \"en\" for English; \"es\" for Spanish etc.,",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "id": {
            "description": "Unique, non-empty document identifier.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "text": {
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Response 200

OK

{
  "documents": [
    {
      "score": 0.0,
      "id": "string"
    }
  ],
  "errors": [
    {
      "id": "string",
      "message": "string"
    }
  ]
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "documents": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "score": {
            "format": "double",
            "description": "A decimal number between 0 and 1 denoting the sentiment of the document. \r\n            A score above 0.7 usually refers to a positive document while a score below 0.3 normally has a negative connotation.\r\n            Mid values refer to neutral text.",
            "type": "number"
          },
          "id": {
            "description": "Unique document identifier.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      }
    },
    "errors": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "id": {
            "description": "Input document unique identifier the error refers to.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "message": {
            "description": "Error message.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}
{
  "documents": [
    {
      "score": 0.0,
      "id": "string"
    }
  ],
  "errors": [
    {
      "id": "string",
      "message": "string"
    }
  ]
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "documents": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "score": {
            "format": "double",
            "description": "A decimal number between 0 and 1 denoting the sentiment of the document. \r\n            A score above 0.7 usually refers to a positive document while a score below 0.3 normally has a negative connotation.\r\n            Mid values refer to neutral text.",
            "type": "number"
          },
          "id": {
            "description": "Unique document identifier.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      }
    },
    "errors": {
      "type": "array",
      "items": {
        "type": "object",
        "properties": {
          "id": {
            "description": "Input document unique identifier the error refers to.",
            "type": "string"
          },
          "message": {
            "description": "Error message.",
            "type": "string"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Response 400

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X POST "https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment"
-H "Content-Type: application/json"
-H "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");

            var uri = "https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment?" + queryString;

            HttpResponseMessage response;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               response = await client.PostAsync(uri, content);
            }

        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uri);
            request.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");
            request.setHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "POST",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://westus.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/text/analytics/v2.0/sentiment')
uri.query = URI.encode_www_form({
})

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
# Request headers
request['Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body