Microsoft Expands Machine Learning to Office Apps

The knowledge graph and machine learning tools that Microsoft uses to provide smarts to digital assistant Cortana are now also bringing new intelligence to Word, Outlook and other tools in Office 365. Researcher, one of the Office updates announced today, is designed to help students writing research papers more easily incorporate relevant quotes and materials from reliable sources into their work. The cloud -based service lets users search for references directly from within their Word documents and can even automatically add citations to a list of references.Another update, Editor, is aimed at improving writing for a variety of users by providing style suggestions for avoiding unnecessary wordiness and repetition. Built using Microsoft’s machine learning and natural language processing capabilities, Editor will “get better with time,” according to Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporateā€¦


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