Custom NLP

Quickly set up your custom NLP into your NLX Dialog Studio workspace

Why use a custom NLP?

Off-the shelf NLP providers, such as Amazon Lex or Google Dialogflow, may not possess the functionality a business requires for handling conversations with its users. Large enterprises often resort to tailored solutions with a custom NLP model.

How does NLX handle my custom NLP?

Just as Amazon Lex or Google Dialogflow provide APIs to ensure their NLPs are compatible with products like Dialog Studio, NLX provides you with simple API specifications that allow your custom NLP to handle the same actions. These include the build and deployment of a bot as well as essential conversation runtime operations, such as disambiguating a user utterance.

Identical to using off-the-shelf NLPs, testing utterances through our automated test suite, architecting and building intent flows using our Canvas builder, and tracking performance of conversations with analytics can all be done with a custom NLP.

After your custom NLP's API is made compatible and is integrated in Dialog Studio, you may select it as the engine of choice when deploying your bot.

Need more context? See Bots: Deployment

Create compatible API

Your custom NLP's API interfaces with NLX to build your conversation flows and process user utterances.

As a result, before you can link your custom NLP in Dialog Studio, an API endpoint must be configured using our specification:

Download full OpenAPI Specification:

You can import and visualize the NLX OpenAPI specifications using Swagger Editor.

Make sure to set up an API key for your API, as it will be required during the integration step. If you require private connectivity between NLX and your on-premises API, please contact your NLX Customer Success Manager.

Integrate API

Once your API is ready for integration, navigate to the Integrations tab of your workspace's Settings in Dialog Studio:

  • Click + Add integration

  • Provide your integration a name

  • Choose Custom NLP from the dropdown

  • Enter both your API URL + API key

  • Select Create integration

If desired, at any time you can edit or delete your custom NLP integration by expanding the integration name and selecting the edit or delete icons.

Your integration is now available for selection when choosing an engine under your bot's Deployment tab.

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