Bing brings the world’s knowledge to your Office documents

Imagine your child is writing a report about Abraham Lincoln, they just started and so far they’ve typed: “Lincoln was the 16th president of United States. He was born in…” but then realize they’ve forgotten when Honest Abe was born.

Ordinarily, they would have to leave Word, open a browser window, search for “Lincoln” – all of which takes time and breaks their work flow. Worse, their search results would have many other “Lincolns” including the car, movie and town in Nebraska. The browser search obviously doesn’t know their intent.

Well, now you have a solution. 

Earlier this week, Bing and Office introduced Insights for Office, a cool new way to find the information you need right within the documents you are creating.

We encourage you to go ahead and try a free version right here – just click the previous link, choose the New blank document template, paste the above quoted text into the blank document, then select the text, right click and choose “Insights” to see this in action.

Bing indexes and stores entity data from around the web representing people, places and things. Insights for Office uses Bing’s ability to index the world’s knowledge, its machine learned relevance models along with text analytics capabilities to semantically understand the most important content in the user’s document and return the most relevant results.

Intrigued? Learn more about this cool new capability here or by clicking on the image below.

ML Blog Team