Project Cortex is a Microsoft initiative focused on accessing, managing, and extracting the knowledge you have in your organization. Project Cortex extracts this knowledge from the data you store in your systems and then surfaces it in meaningful ways based on content models that you set up.
Microsoft SharePoint Syntex is the first product to be released from the Project Cortex initiative. Syntex enables you to build content models that review/understand documents or process forms. Models are built via machine-learning algorithms, and can be taught how to interpret (or make sense of) documents. Document understanding models help Syntex deliver knowledge to the right users at the right time.
Building a model is easier (and faster) than you’d think. I was impressed to learn you need a relatively small set of content to build and train your model. You can build a model with as few as 5 sample documents. And it’s brilliant that they require you to provide the model with both “good examples” and at least one “bad example.” If you’re trying to teach a model how to review organizational purchase orders, for example, you should upload one document that is clearly not a purchase order so it learns how to recognize anomalies.
SharePoint Syntex is an add-on to Microsoft 365. Listen in to learn more about Project Cortex and SharePoint Syntex, including ideas on how Syntex can enhance your business processes.
Want to learn more? Check out these #MSIgnite sessions:
- Project Cortex: Knowledge discovery and content intelligence in M365
- How to build a Document Understanding Model using Project Cortex
- Expertise & Knowledge Networks: Microsoft’s Vision For a Successful Knowledge System In Your Organization
- Connect people with knowledge and expertise in Microsoft 365
- Rolling out Project Cortex at DXC Technology, Mott MacDonald, and Protiviti
- How to Successfully Activate and Adopt Project Cortex