Amazon Comprehend
Developer Guide

Document History for Amazon Comprehend

The following table describes the documentation for this release of Amazon Comprehend.

  • Latest documentation update: November 27, 2018

Change Description Date

Major New feature

Comprehend Medical is a new service that detects useful information in unstructured clinical text: physician's notes, discharge summaries, test results, case notes, and so on. Comprehend Medical uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) models to leverage the latest advances in machine learning to sort through this enormous quantity of data and retrieve valuable information that is otherwise difficult to retrieve and use without significant manual effort. For more information, see Comprehend Medical

November 27, 2018

New feature

Custom entity recognition extends the capability of Amazon Comprehend by enabling you to identify new entity types not supported as one of the preset generic entity types. This means you can analyze documents and extract entities like product codes or business-specific entities that fit your particular needs. For more information, see Custom Entity Recognition

November 16, 2018

New feature

You can use Amazon Comprehend to build your own models for custom classification, assigning a document to a class or a category. For more information, see Document Classification.

November 15, 2018

Region expansion

Amazon Comprehend is now available in EU (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1).

October 10, 2018

Language expansion

In addition to English and Spanish Amazon Comprehend can now also examine documents in French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. For more information, see Supported Languages in Amazon Comprehend.

October 10, 2018

Region expansion

Amazon Comprehend is now available in Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2).

August 15, 2018

New feature

Amazon Comprehend now parses documents to discover the syntax of a document and the part of speech for each word. For more information, see Syntax.

July 17, 2018

New feature

Amazon Comprehend now supports asynchronous batch processing for language, key phrase, entity, and sentiment detection. For more information, see Asynchronous Batch Processing .

June 27, 2018

New guide

This is the first release of the Amazon Comprehend Developer Guide.

November 29, 2017