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Microsoft working on Excel natural language speech input

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    Microsoft working on Excel natural language speech input


    Microsoft researchers are working on a new, future Excel feature that combines natural language and automatic programming technologies to make queries and data analysis easier.

    If you liked Flash Fill for Excel 2013, you're going to love Analyze for Excel. And if you're an Excel user who hasn't heard of either, read on.

    Flash Fill is a feature baked into Excel 2013 that enables Excel to fill in information based on examples of what a user wants. As explained in a recent Microsoft Research write up, a user could type a correctly formatted example of names or numbers and FlashFill will automatically fill in the rows below the example with the same formatting. (Microsoft Research and the Office 2013 team worked together on the Flash Fill feature.)

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    Microsoft working to bring natural language, speech input to Excel | ZDNet

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    If they can make Excel to have actual speech recognition, THAT is the future!
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    Sounds very promising !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If they can make Excel to have actual speech recognition, THAT is the future!
    Hi there
    Not sure that this would be a good idea in an office environment though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If they can make Excel to have actual speech recognition, THAT is the future!
    Hi there
    Not sure that this would be a good idea in an office environment though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Which is why you adapt the software into more of a machine learning type of thing to ONLY work with a single user's vocal profile, as well as probably saying, "Computer" to activate the software or some such. Star Trek has this all mapped out...
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