Amazon Comprehend Connected System

The Amazon Comprehend Connected System Plug-in is part of Appcino's Amazon Services Suite. Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text. This plug-in can be used for the following use-cases:

  • Detect language of the text
  • Extract key phrases, places, people, brands, or events
  • Identify the entities in the text and use them to map them to the customers, products, items, etc.
  • Understand the sentiments of a text snippet
  • Automatically organize a collection of text files by topic
  • Train the custom classification on your use cases and use custom entity recognition to identify the learned entities

Functionality included:

  • Entity Recognition
    • Returns the named entities ("People," "Places," "Locations," etc.) that are automatically identified based on the input
  • Key Phrase Extraction
    • Returns the key phrases or talking points and a confidence score to support that this is a key phrase.
  • Sentiment Analysis
    • Returns the overall sentiment of a text (Positive, Negative, Neutral, or Mixed).
  • Syntax Analysis
    • Returns the text analysis and identify word boundaries and labels like nouns and adjectives within the text.
  • Language Detection
    • Returns the detected languages in the text with a confidence score.
  • Medical Entity Detection
    • Returns the medical information such as medication, medical condition, test, treatment, and procedures (TTP), anatomy, and Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Custom Entity Detection
    • Allows you to customize Amazon Comprehend to identify terms that are specific to your domain

For more details on the Amazon Comprehend operations please check the Amazon Comprehend documentation.


  • Must have an Amazon Cloud account and Access Key with proper IAM access to Comprehend Service.
    • Access Key Id: The access key id for connecting to comprehend service
    • Secret Access Key: The secret access key for connecting to comprehend service
    • Define Region: Sets the region to be used by the client. This will be used to determine both the service endpoint (e.g.: and signing region (e.g.: us-west-1) for requests.