Frequently asked Questions

The following IBM Watson frequently asked questions and answers provide you with general and frequently used or required installation, configuration, and replication-related information.

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Watson Conversation allows you to quickly build, test and deploy a bot or virtual agent across mobile devices, messaging platforms like Slack or even on a physical robot. Conversation has a visual dialog builder to help you create natural conversations between your apps and users, without any coding experience required.

Read the following IBM Watson frequently asked questions and answers.

Get deep insights from your data, interact with customers and employees on their terms, and train your AI systems in the language of your industry.

IBM Watson is a data analytics processor that uses natural language processing, a technology that analyzes human speech for meaning and syntax. IBM Watson performs analytics on vast repositories of data that it processes to answer human-posed questions, often in a fraction of a second.


IBM Watson is AI for business. Watson helps organizations predict future outcomes, automate complex processes and optimize employees’ time.

Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of artificial intelligence and computer science that focuses on the tokenization of data – the parsing of human language into its elemental pieces. By combining computational linguistics with statistical machine-learning techniques and deep learning models, NLP enables computers to process human language in the form of text or voice data. Lemmatization and part-of-speech tagging enable a deep understanding of language, including context, the speaker or writer’s intent, and sentiment.

IBM Watson® makes complex NLP technologies accessible to employees who are not data scientists. Our products are built for non-technical users, to help your business easily streamline business operations, increase employee productivity and simplify mission-critical business processes.


IBM Watson Assistant (63.4 KB) brings you a conversational artificial intelligence platform designed to help remove the friction of traditional support and to deliver exceptional customer care based on the advantage of AI.

Watson NLP Library for Embed helps develop enterprise-ready solutions through robust AI models, extensive language coverage, and scalable container orchestration. The library form provides the flexibility to deploy natural language AI in any environment.

  • Flexible and extensible

IBM Watson NLP Library for Embed offers algorithmic choice and modular design so you can integrate NLP capabilities in your solution with greater flexibility to meet your specific needs.

  • Run anywhere

Deploy and run your applications on any hybrid multi-cloud in the container environment of your choice: local Docker platform, Kubernetes, or serverless containers.

Watson understands the language of your business. Natural language processing lets Watson analyze complex, unstructured data, computer code, and even industry-specific jargon. So you can make more informed decisions and deliver better experiences.

IBM Watson® Natural Language Understanding uses deep learning to extract meaning and metadata from unstructured text data. Get underneath your data using text analytics to extract categories, classifications, entities, keywords, sentiment, emotion, relations, and syntax

IBM Watson Health is committed to helping build smarter health ecosystems.

The combination of our core strengths—our deep industry experience in health, our advanced technology solutions including options for AI, blockchain, and data and analytics, and our reputation for trust and security—enables Watson Health to support our client’s digital transformations. Through a combination of technology solutions and experienced consulting, we’re helping organizations become more efficient, resilient, and robust institutions that can deliver on their mission to their communities.

The Watson portfolio is designed to make it easy for you to use data from diverse sources, trust the recommendations and predictions from your AI models, and get more value from your AI, faster. With Watson, you have access to the most complete portfolio of AI capabilities for business, whether it’s tools for building your own models, pre-built applications to accelerate time to value or access to a robust ecosystem of partners across multiple industries.