Microsoft continues to develop the integrated Microsoft Search service. Recent additions to Microsoft Search include 'Project Turing' deep-learning, as well as a shift to semantic search.
Microsoft Search, or Microsoft Search, is the name Microsoft uses to refer to the integrated search experience designed to work in Windows, Office, Bing, and more.
Two years ago at Ignite, Microsoft executives announced "Bing for Business," which was part of a plan that allowed Bing to operate as an intranet search service, not just an Internet search service.
At Ignite 2018, Microsoft reintroduced this feature as "Microsoft Search in Bing". This Intranet technology will be integrated into the new Edge based on Chromium, Windows 10, Office.com, various Office applications, and more.
As company executives mentioned a few years ago, the ultimate goal of Microsoft Search is to provide answers not only to simple questions, but also to more personalized and complex questions, such as "Can I get my pet to work?".
The Microsoft Graph API, the semantic understanding of Bing, the mechanical understanding of text, and the Office 365 storage and services substrate appear to play a major role in trying to develop a new search through Microsoft applications.
At Ignite 2019, its executives Microsoft they have spoken a new smart search that understands natural language. Semantic Search features are currently in the preview phase for use in SharePoint, Office.com and Bing. The public preview of semantic search will come in the first quarter of 2020.
General availability is later scheduled for 2020, and third-party developers wanting to use it in their applications will be able to do so from 2021, as company executives at Ignite reported.
The use of semantic search or Semantic Search is allowed by “Project Turing, Which Microsoft executives describe as "AI-powered search for the enterprise."
Project Turing aims to help overcome the limitations of existing term-based matching algorithms. These algorithms were developed in the 1970s and 1980s and are still used by current search engines. Thus these algorithms do not understand the intentions of the user.
Project Turing will affect Microsoft Search and all integrated products: Windows, Office, Cortana and Bing, according to Youngji Kim.
"Our goal is to understand natural language using modern, generalized end-to-end deep learning models," he told Ignite participants.