Create a new LUIS app in the LUIS portal

There are a couple of ways to create a LUIS app. You can create a LUIS app in the LUIS portal, or through the LUIS authoring APIs.

Using the LUIS portal

You can create a new app in the LUIS portal in several ways:

  • Start with an empty app and create intents, utterances, and entities.
  • Start with an empty app and add a prebuilt domain.
  • Import a LUIS app from a JSON file that already contains intents, utterances, and entities.

Using the authoring APIs

You can create a new app with the authoring APIs in a couple of ways:

  • Start with an empty app and create intents, utterances, and entities.
  • Start with a prebuilt domain.

Create new app in LUIS

  1. On My Apps page, select Create new app.

    LUIS apps list

  2. In the dialog box, name your application "TravelAgent".

    Create new app dialog

  3. Choose your application culture (for TravelAgent app, choose English), and then select Done.

    Note

    The culture cannot be changed once the application is created.

Import an app from file

  1. On My Apps page, select Import new app.
  2. In the pop-up dialog, select a valid app JSON file, and then select Done.

Import errors

Possible errors are:

  • An app with that name already exists. To fix this, reimport the app, and set the Optional Name to a new name.

Export app for backup

  1. On My Apps page, select Export.
  2. Select Export as JSON. Your browser downloads the active version of the app.
  3. Add this file to your backup system to archive the model.

Export app for containers

  1. On My Apps page, select Export.

  2. Select Export as container then select which published slot (production or stage) you want to export.

  3. Use this file with your LUIS container.

    If you are interested in exporting a trained but not yet published model to use with the LUIS container, go to the Versions page and export from there.

Delete app

  1. On My Apps page, select the three dots (...) at the end of the app row.
  2. Select Delete from the menu.
  3. Select Ok in the confirmation window.

Next steps

Your first task in the app is to add intents.