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IBM Watson is a supercomputer combining the powers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and high-tech analytical software to analyze data in profound ways. Watson has found its place in many industries and it's capable of doing amazing things, including “diagnosing cancer,” “personal shopping assistance,” “empowering driverless cars,” “cooking assistance,” “directing a movie,” “curbing cyber-crimes,” and so on.

IBM Watson Integration Overview

Contentstack’s Experience Extensions feature offers enterprises a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as IBM Watson, directly into your headless CMS. Integrating IBM Watson with your CMS can help you

Using a Contentstack Custom Widget, you can embed and display information from your IBM Watson account directly into the CMS environment. The extension integrates your existing IBM Watson with Contenstack’s UI and allows you to retrieve and display the details into your entry page. Additionally, this extension allows you to start and pause IBM Watson directly from the sidebar, and view the required details.

Contentstack and IBM Watson Integration Use Cases

Contentstack’s Experience Extensions for IBM Watson opens up a lot of possibilities. Here are some real-world use case examples:

Content Analysis

You can perform different types of analysis on the content of your web pages, such as sentiment analysis, keyword extraction, and content categorization.

Product Categorization

If you run an ecommerce company, IBM Watson can help you categorize products to enhance search operations and user experience.

Text Classification

Using the IBM Watson's Natural Language Classifier, you can easily categorize text with custom labels to automate workflows, extract insights, and improve search and discovery.

Step-By-Step: How to Integrate IBM Watson with Your CMS

To use the Custom Widget for IBM Watson integration, perform the following steps:

  1. Create an IBM Watson Custom Widget

    Create and configure an IBM Watson Custom Widget. You can define exactly how the integration works, what models it should work with, and what information you want to link to Contentstack. Typically, a developer will perform this step. Check the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
  2. Add the IBM Watson Widget

    Add a Custom Widget to your Content Type and select Google Analytics as the Extension.
  3. Test IBM Watson Custom Widget in Your Entries

    You should be able to see the IBM Watson Custom Widget on a content entry page. Use the integration you just created to analyze your content and ensure it functions properly.

    To learn more about how to set up the IBM Watson extension, refer to our in-depth guide.

Questions? Ideas?

If you have any questions about the way the IBM Watson Integration works or have ideas about other third-party app extensions, please contact us at – we'd love to hear from you!