Cortana is the personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System, That has received plenty of attention since being publicized in April. Her skill to make your day-to-day life easier by handling your information and keeping you up to date has made her one of the unique and one of the most discussed technological developments of the year.

Now, Cortana is about to get smarter than before. Soon she will be able to point the way to an abundance of input and data from the academic community.

Bing Making Cortana the Researcher’s Dream Assistant
Cortana is powered by Bing, and soon; that search engine will have academic information securely assimilated and noticeably featured on its search pages, which will open a new level of user experience.

Various researches done to explore the obstacles in searching for scholarly works, such as achieving author disambiguation, deciding publication influence, and building graphs of related authors.

“The Microsoft Academic Search site,” Wang says, “will increasingly play the role for users to edit their data and influence how their information is featured on Bing and Cortana.”

The present Microsoft academic search and browsing experience will be transitioned step by step to a community portal in which researchers can restrain how much input about themselves can be discovered by others through Bing and Cortana. Additional application-programming interfaces will be added to enable universities and research institutions to hand out data searchable from either Bing or Cortana.

Harry Shum, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Technology and Research announced that there is a breakthrough in speech-recognition technology, achieved through use of Bing, that enables Cortana to recognize more than a billion words in multiple languages that often are mixed in a single utterance.

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