Detect language with the text analytics API

AI Engineer
Solution Architect
Cognitive Services

Language detection is useful for content stores that collect arbitrary text, where language is unknown. You can parse the results of this analysis to determine which language is used in the input document.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Create and access the Text Analytics Cognitive Service
  • Perform language detection in text field


  • Knowledge of navigating the Azure portal
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language such as C#, Python, or JavaScript
  • Basic understanding of REST APIs and JSON