Azure Cognitive Search (formerly known as "Azure Search") is a search-as-a-service cloud solution that gives developers APIs and tools for adding a rich search experience over private, heterogeneous content in web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Your code or a tool invokes data ingestion (indexing) to create and load an index. Optionally, you can add cognitive skills to apply AI processes during indexing. Doing so can add new information and structures useful for search and other scenarios.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 10/23/2020, Lab
    This accelerator provides developers with all of the resources they need to quickly build an initial Knowledge Mining prototype with Azure Cognitive Search. Use this...
  2. 10/23/2020, Lab
    During this lab, we will be exploring a data set that is comprised of clinical trials in PDF format. This demo data set contains over 100 records which contain complex medical...


Learning Paths

Implement knowledge mining with Azure Cognitive Search
Published: 9/25/2020, Length: 2:35:00
Do you have information locked up in structured and unstructured data sources? Using Azure Cognitive Search, you can extract key insights from this data, and enable applications to search and analyze them.

Learning Modules

Create an Azure Cognitive Search solution
Published: 9/19/2020, Length: 0:46:00
Create a knowledge store with Azure Cognitive Search
Published: 9/19/2020, Length: 0:48:00
Create an enrichment pipeline with Azure Cognitive Search
Published: 9/19/2020, Length: 1:01:00
Introduction to Azure Cognitive Search
Published: 6/13/2019, Length: 0:53:00

Azure Cognitive Search News

3/30/2022, Service Updates
Streamline your Cognitive Search operations with debug sessions for building, testing, and modifying skillsets.
1/28/2022, MS Tech Community
In this guest blog post, Peter Reid, Head of AI at Mint Management Technologies, discusses the capabilities of computer vision and how it's solving problems at factories and...
1/26/2022, MS Dev Blogs
US government agencies can jumpstart their development projects to help meet mission demands with Azure Cognitive Search using our Knowledge Mining Solution Accelerator for Azure Government....
1/10/2022, MS Tech Community
Last March we announced semantic search for Azure Cognitive Search, a feature that retrieves search results based on the semantic meaning of search terms (not just keywords). We enabled this by...
1/5/2022, Service Updates
Semantic Search, a feature of Azure Cognitive Search, is now available for direct configuration in the Azure Portal.
12/14/2021, MS Tech Community
One of the most requested features for Azure Cognitive Search has been to allow for more flexible filtering, faceting, and sorting. With the addition of normalizers (preview), that’s now...