Introduction to the Course

Learn about the Cloudmersive NLP API and its operations.

Overview of natural language processing

Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of linguistics and computer sciences where a machine is trained to understand natural language (text and speech). The goal is to understand the human language and its writing style, then respond to it. NLP has become increasingly popular as people rely more on search engines and technical programs to solve their queries. These technical programs include tools for processing conversations and understanding them better. As developers, we can create applications and websites to host natural language processing programs, which is where the NLP API comes in.

What is an API?

An application programming interface (API) is a software gateway that allows different software components to communicate with each other. APIs help expose the capabilities of an application to the outer world, allowing for programmatic access to its data.

Consider the case of an application that allows performing natural language processing tasks on the provided input. Building and exposing an API for this application will allow others to programmatically perform NLP operations, such as classification and summarization, of the provided text.


To make the best of this course, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of APIs and fundamental knowledge of JavaScript and React.

Intended audience

This course is suitable for any learner who wants to explore the Cloudmersive API. The learner can be any of the following:

  • A beginner who wants to start working with NLP APIs.
  • A learner who has some knowledge of different NLP tasks and wants to explore the Cloudmersive NLP API for NLP tasks.
  • A professional who has already worked with different NLP models and wants to integrate the Cloudmersive NLP API into their project.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop a better understanding of natural language processing and its applications.
  • Get hands-on knowledge of working with the Cloudmersive NLP API and its endpoints.
  • Learn to detect and translate between languages.
  • Learn to analyze semantics and transform text.