hands-on lab

Analyzing Sentiments and Entities in Text with Amazon Comprehend

Up to 50m
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Amazon Comprehend is a machine learning service from Amazon Web Services that you can use to programmatically analyze written textual data. Using Amazon Comprehend, you can derive insights about news articles, customer feedback, or any kind of document.

Learning how to use Amazon Comprehend will allow you to effectively process natural language documents and gain information from text at scale.

In this guided hands-on lab, you will tour the Amazon Comprehend console, and you'll use it to analyze textual data.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner level lab, you will be able to:

  • Launch Amazon Comprehend
  • Analyze text in real time
  • Extract entities and sentiments from text

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty certification
  • Data Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

About the author

Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

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Lab steps

Analyzing Text with Amazon Comprehend