Spreadsheet Intelligence for Ideas of Excel


July 18, 2019


Shi Han


Microsoft Research Asia


Ideas in Excel aims at such one-click intelligence—when a user clicks the Ideas button on the Home tab of Excel, the intelligent service will empower the user to understand his or her data via automatic recommendation of visual summaries and interesting patterns. Then the user can insert the recommendations to the spreadsheet to help further analysis or as analysis result directly. To enable such one-click intelligence, there are underlying technical challenges to solve. At the Data, Knowledge and Intelligence area of Microsoft Research Asia, we have long-term research on spreadsheet intelligence and automated insights accordingly. And via close collaboration with Excel product teams, we transferred a suite of technologies and shipped Ideas in Excel together. In this demo, we will show this intelligent feature and corresponding technologies.


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    Shi Han

    SR. Principal Research Manager