Create a QnA Knowledge Base using new BotBuilder Tools

This year at Build 2018, we announced the general availability of QnAMaker as well as the new Bot Builder tools preview. One exciting new tool called LUDown allows you to easily create natural language components locally for both LUIS and QnAMaker. In this article, we’ll be providing an overview of  how to use LUDown to create a QnA Maker knowledge base (KB), and….

Announcing General Availability of QnAMaker

QnAMaker is announcing general availability at //build/ 2018. QnAMaker is a Microsoft Cognitive Service that makes it easy to power a question-answer application or chatbot from semi-structured content like FAQs and product manuals. QnAMaker GA stack was built with scalability and data privacy in mind while keeping it still easy-to-use. In this post, we will break down the major differences….

QnA maker for Node.js bots

QnA Maker is currently one of the most popular  cognitive services our customers are enthusiastic about using. Back in August we published a blog post describing how to  create card attachments for answers returned from QnA maker for .NET. In this post, we’ll be describing how to do the exact same thing for bots built with the Bot Builder SDK for….

Dialog management with QnA, LUIS, and Scorables

Figuring out how to manage your bot’s conversational flow is one of the most challenging aspects to bot development, and also related to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from the community. In this article we’ll discuss different ways to manage your bot dialog by leveraging two popular Microsoft cognitive services – QnA Maker and LUIS. The sample….

QnA maker revisited, with Suggested Actions and App Insights

In this post we’ll go over a few different strategies to manage user feedback for your bots. Instead of starting from the beginning with a new bot project, we’ll be continuing off of the demo QnA bot we created in a previous post – QnA Maker with rich cards in .NET. The demo we started from that post is not….

QnA Maker with rich cards in .NET

If you are unfamiliar with the QnA Maker, please click here to learn more about it. A good bot is one that is actually useful to users, seems intuitive right?  Some bots may need to process payments, handle forms, track location, or perform some other sort of complex or custom operation. We also have LUIS, which can be utilized to….