Supported Types for Named Entity Recognition Version 3 (Preview)

The Text Analytics API provides the ability to identify and disambiguate entities found in text. Named Entity Recognition (NER) is the ability to identify different entities in text and categorize them into pre-defined classes.

Entity types

The supported entity types and sub-types (where applicable) are listed below:

General entity types:

Person

Recognize person names in text.

Languages:

  • Public preview: Arabic, Czech, Chinese-Simplified, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A Recognized person names, for example Bill Gates, Marie Curie 2019-10-01

PersonType

Job type or role held by a person.

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A Job types for example civil engineer, salesperson, chef, librarian, nursing aide 2020-02-01

Location

Natural and human-made landmarks, structures, geographical features and geopolitical entities.

Languages:

  • Public preview: Arabic, Czech, Chinese-Simplified, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A locations, for example Atlantic Ocean, library, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty 2019-10-01
Geopolitical Entity (GPE) - English only Cities, countries, states for example Seattle, Pennsylvania, South Africa, Tokyo 2020-02-01

Organization

Recognized organizations, corporations, agencies, and other groups of people. For example: companies, political groups, musical bands, sport clubs, government bodies, and public organizations. Nationalities and religions are not included in this entity type.

Languages:

  • Public preview: Arabic, Czech, Chinese-Simplified, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A organizations, for example Microsoft, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,VOA 2019-10-01

Event

Historical, social and natural-occuring events.

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A Events such as wedding, hurricane, car accident, solar eclipse, American Revolution 2020-02-01

Product

Physical objects of various categories.

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A For example, Microsoft Surface laptop, sunglasses, motorcycle, bag, Xbox 2020-02-01
Computing Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Kubernetes Service 2020-02-01

Skill

An entity describing a capability or expertise.

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A nursing, data mining, linguistics, critical thinking, photography 2020-02-01

Phone Number

Phone numbers (US Phone numbers only).

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A US phone numbers, for example (312) 555-0176 2019-10-01

Email

Email address.

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A Email address, for example support@contoso.com 2019-10-01

URL

Internet URLs.

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A URLs to websites, for example https://www.bing.com 2019-10-01

IP Address

Internet Protocol Address

Languages:

  • Public preview: English
Subtype name Description Available starting with model version
N/A Network address for example 10.0.0.101 2019-10-01

DateTime

Date and Time entities.

  • Available starting with model version 2019-10-01

Languages:

  • Public preview: Chinese-Simplified, English, French, German and Spanish
Subtype name Examples
N/A 6:30PM February 4, 2012, 4/1/2011 2:45
Date May 2nd, 2017, 05/02/2017
Time 8:15, 6AM
DateRange August 2nd to August 5th
TimeRange 4-6PM, 10:00AM to Noon
Duration 2.5 minutes, one and a half hours
Set every Saturday

Quantity

Numbers and numeric quantities.

  • Available starting with model version 2019-10-01

Languages:

  • Public preview: Chinese-Simplified, English, French, German and Spanish
Subtype name Examples
Number 6, six
Percentage 50%, fifty percent
Ordinal 2nd, second
Age 90 day old, 30 years old
Currency $10.99, €30.00
Dimension 10 miles, 40 cm
Temperature 32 degrees, 10°C

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