What's new in QnA Maker

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Release notes

Learn what's new with QnA Maker.

May 2021

  • QnA Maker managed has been re-introduced as Custom question answering feature in Text Analytics resource.
  • Custom question answering supports unstructured documents.
  • Prebuilt API has been introduced to generate answers for user queries from document text passed via the API.

November 2020

  • New version of QnA Maker launched in free Public Preview. Read more here.
  • Simplified resource creation
  • End to End region support
  • Deep learnt ranking model
  • Machine Reading Comprehension for precise answers

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November 2019

October 2019

  • Explicitly setting the language for all knowledge bases in the QnA Maker service.

September 2019

  • Import and export with XLS file format.

June 2019

  • Improved ranker model for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese

April 2019

March 2019

  • Active learning provides suggestions for new question alternatives based on real user questions
  • Improved natural language processing (NLP) ranker model for English

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