Azure Cognitive Search

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
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Azure Cognitive Search service in the portal
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Create an Azure Cognitive Search index in the Azure portal
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Create a demo app in the portal
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Use Search explorer to run queries

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DifficultyIntermediate
Time Limit1h 30m
Students34

Description

Introduction

Azure Cognitive Search (formerly known as "Azure Search") is a cloud search service that gives developers infrastructure, APIs, and tools for building a rich search experience over private, heterogeneous content in web, mobile, and enterprise applications.

Search is foundational to any app that surfaces text content to users, with common scenarios including catalog or document search, online retail, or knowledge mining for data science.

 

Across the Azure platform, Cognitive Search can integrate with other Azure services in the form of indexers that automate data ingestion/retrieval from Azure data sources, and skillsets that incorporate consumable AI from Cognitive Services, such as image and natural language processing, or custom AI that you create in Azure Machine Learning or wrap inside Azure Functions.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to

  • Create Azure search service in portal
  • Create Azure search index
  • Create a demo app
  • Create a skill set and knowledge store

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for

  • Developers
  • Cloud engineers
  • Anyone aiming to implement azure cognitive search services

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with

  • The principles of the Azure Portal is helpful but not required
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