Microsoft Word Search Will Soon Rival Web Search

Microsoft recently announced a series of massive improvements to the search experience in Microsoft Word, which, in appearance, are designed to make everything feel more like typical search on the web. Microsoft says Word users will be allowed to get information even if there is a typo in the query. This is because Word will be instructed to search for relevant matching information, just as you would today when you look up information on a web search engine.

Then, Microsoft Word’s search function updates the form of words, for example, you can search for tech and get the result of tech. Synonyms will also be supported to provide you with better results, and multi-word queries will be supported, which should be intended to help you find exactly what you’re looking for in a large document.

Microsoft says it is leveraging sophisticated web search technologies, such as query and document understanding, and adding a natural language model based on deep learning to handle a wider range of search queries beyond precise matching. Another welcome improvement to the Word search experience is the support for problems in the search box. In other words, this means that you can actually enter a question, and Then Word will get the answer based on what’s in your document.

Microsoft says that with the recent breakthrough in deep learning technology, users can now move beyond common search-based queries based on terms. The result is a question based on the content of the document. This opens up a whole new way of finding knowledge. Microsoft said the new search experience is expected to be available to users of production channels in the near future.

Microsoft Word Search Will Soon Rival Web Search