Microsoft to update its Word with Advanced Search that allows users to do a web search from the app itself
Microsoft Word, also referred to as simply Word, is a word processor developed by Microsoft. It was first released on October 25, 1983, under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Now the company says that its users will be allowed to do a web search in the app itself using Word’s search. This feature will help users to gather relevant information about a specific topic.
Microsoft Word’s search feature is updated with forms of words, so for example, you can search for tech and get results for technology. Synonyms would also be supported to provide you with better results, and so will be multi-word queries, which are supposed to help find exactly what you’re looking for in a large document.
We’re utilizing well-established web search technologies, such as query and document understanding, and adding deep learning based natural language models. This allows us to handle a much broader set of search queries beyond exact match.
The company has also added an amazing feature that allows the user to search for questions in the search box. In other words, this means that you can actually type a question and you’ll then get answers based on the content in your document.
With the recent breakthroughs in deep learning techniques, you can now go beyond the common search term-based queries. The result is answers to your questions based on the document content. This opens a whole new way of finding knowledge. When you’re looking at a water quality report, you can answer questions like ‘where does the city water originate from? How to reduce the amount of lead in water?
The company has not yet released the official date for the release of the update but says coming soon. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.