Microsoft releases preview of Text Analytics for health, battle-tested in COVID-19 partnership


Todd Bishop

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform announced a new iteration of its Text Analytics technology for healthcare, bringing to market some of the artificial intelligence that the company previously contributed to an industry partnership to develop a COVID-19 search engine for researchers.

The new Text Analytics for health “enables health care providers, researchers, and companies to extract rich insights and relationships from unstructured medical data,” said Eric Boyd, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Azure AI, in a post Wednesday announcing the news.

Microsoft says the feature was...

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