1. Faceted Navigation of AI Metadata using Azure Search


    Faceted navigation is a technique that allows users to refine their search results by applying multiple filters, also known as facets, such as categories, brands, or other attributes. This feature is particularly useful when dealing with AI metadata where various dimensions can be used to categorize the data. Azure Cognitive Search is a cloud search service with built-in AI capabilities that enrich all types of information to easily identify and explore relevant content at scale.

    In the Pulumi context, to implement faceted navigation of AI Metadata using Azure Search, you would need to create an Azure Cognitive Search service, which serves as the core component for importing, indexing, and querying data.

    Below is a Python program using Pulumi to create a basic Azure Cognitive Search service. We will use the azure-native package as it provides the latest support for Azure resources.

    Detailed Program Explanation

    First, we'll set up an Azure Resource Group, which is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. Then, we'll define the Azure Cognitive Search service using azure_native.search.Service.

    Here's a basic Pulumi program written in Python to create an Azure Cognitive Search service where you could implement faceted navigation:

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Create an Azure Resource Group resource_group = azure_native.resources.ResourceGroup("my-resource-group") # Create an Azure Cognitive Search service search_service = azure_native.search.Service("my-search-service", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, location=resource_group.location, sku=azure_native.search.SkuArgs( name="basic", # "basic" tier is chosen here for example purposes ), # Optionally, you can define other configurations for the Search Service # such as network rules, replica count, partition count, etc. ) # Export the Azure Cognitive Search service endpoint pulumi.export("search_service_endpoint", search_service.properties.apply(lambda props: props["hostName"]))

    In this program:

    • We import the required Pulumi modules.
    • ResourceGroup is created to organize resources in Azure.
    • We create the Azure Cognitive Search service with a "basic" SKU. Azure Cognitive Search has various pricing tiers ("free", "basic", "standard", etc.), which provide different features and scaling options. The "basic" tier is used here for demonstration purposes.
    • We then export the hostname of the search service. This is where your application would send search queries to retrieve and filter AI metadata.

    To implement faceted navigation, you will need to additionally:

    • Define an index schema with fields that include the attributes you want to use as facets.
    • Populate the index with searchable data containing AI metadata.
    • Use the Azure Cognitive Search APIs to query the index and retrieve results with faceted navigation options.

    Remember, before running this Pulumi program, ensure you have Azure configured with appropriate credentials and have Pulumi installed and set up. Once the infrastructure is deployed, you can use the Azure portal, CLI, or SDKs to further manage and interact with Azure Cognitive Search to handle AI metadata and implement faceted navigation.