AI-powered cloud service with Azure Cognitive Search

Azure Cognitive Search is a search-as-a-service cloud solution that gives developers APIs and tools for adding a rich search experience over private, heterogeneous content in web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Your custom code invokes data ingestion (indexing) to create and load an index. On the other side, your application code issues query requests and handles responses. The search experience is defined in your client using functionality from Azure Cognitive Search, with query execution over a persisted index that you create, own, and store in your service.

Azure Cognitive Search features

  • Free-form text search with full text search, simple query syntax, and lucene query syntax.
  • Simple scoring profiles to model relevance as a function of values in the documents themselves.
  • Geo-search enables users to explore data based on the proximity of a search result to a physical location.
  • User experiences features with autocomplete, search suggestions, sorting, and paging.
  • Cognitive search for image and text analysis can be applied to an indexing pipeline to extract text information from raw content.
  • Knowledge store to save enrichments created during indexing.
  • Connect to Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, or Azure Blob storage as data sources to extract searchable content in primary data stores.
  • Use the Import data wizard to configure indexers, Index designer to stand up an index, and Search explorer to test queries and refine scoring profiles.

Find detailed description on Azure Cognitive Search Features.