Getting Started with the Cloudmersive NLP API

Set up your credentials to get the API key required to access the endpoints.

In this lesson, we’ll learn how to get the API key required to access the endpoints. The API key is a token that a client provides when making API calls.

The Cloudmersive NLP API

Cloudmersive is an online platform that contains portfolios of APIs for handling deep learning, natural language processing, image recognition, and more. This platform provides different services and solutions for APIs.

In this course, we'll examine the NLP API. The Cloudmersive NLP API is a great tool for exploring different operations of NLP. It allows many different operations, but we'll take a look at a few specific operations given below:

  • Analytics

  • Language Detection

  • Rephrasing

  • Segmentation

  • Language Translation

  • Part of Speech (POS) Tagger

We'll execute different operations of the NLP API provided on the Cloudmersive platform and analyze them. But first, let's start with acquiring the API key for Cloudmersive by following the instructions below:

Create an account

To obtain an API key for the Cloudmersive NLP API, we’ll need to create an account on the Cloudmersive platform. Use the following steps to retrieve the API key:

  1. Go to the Cloudmersive “Sign Up” page and create an account by filling in all the required fields. A successful sign-up takes us to the onboarding dashboard.
  2. Click the “Account” option at the top right.
  3. On the “Management Center” page, scroll down and click the “Settings” section.
  4. Click the “Verify Email Address” button.
  5. Click the “Send Email Verification” button.
  6. Check your inbox for a verification email from Cloudmersive.
  7. Open the email and click the “Verify Email Address” button.
  8. Once your email has been verified, click the “Continue” button to return to the “Settings” section.
  9. Click the “API Keys” option from the sidebar.
  10. Click the “Create Key” button to generate a new API key. This key will be used throughout the course.

These steps are illustrated in the slides below. Some content has been skipped to improve visibility.

Test the API key

Once you have your API key, click the “Edit” button below. Enter your API key, and click “Save” to use it throughout this course.

const API_KEY = '{{API_KEY}}';