Can I use any of the existing cognitive services from Microsoft, IBM or AWS to recognize the name and gender of characters (actors) from a story (novel) book (written in plain text or pdf format)?

  • $\begingroup$ Cloud based cognitive services from Microsoft and other companies promise to do such task. The ability to detect the gender in a photo was demonstrated. Gender identification with plain text as input is a bit harder but can be realized too. quote “and achieved approximately 80% accuracy in gender prediction.” Gollub, Tim "Recent trends in digital text forensics and its evaluation." International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013. $\endgroup$ – Manuel Rodriguez Sep 15 at 7:51

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