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Can I use the (new) Office Graph API to search for experts on a subject ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have found this:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/howto/develop-office-graph


    This technology sounds very promising and I understand that it is still in preview, but before I dive in too deeply, I was wondering if I can use this API (in the future) to search for experts (users) on a certain topic.

    I have doubts that are caused by this line:

    To present the most relevant content in different contexts, the Office graph uses a two-step analysis. First, it calculates which users in the graph are most relevant to the current context. Second, it retrieves the most relevant content associated with these users.

    I think I need it the other way around ? First find most relevant content and second find the user(s) who created it.


    • Edited by mpjjonker Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:39 PM typo
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    >> I was wondering if I can use this API (in the future) to search for experts (users) on a certain topic.

    I’m not very familiar with the Office Graph, so please correct me if I have any misunderstanding.

    Based on my understanding, the Office Graph is Actor -> Edge -> Object, so I don’t think you can query Office Graph by a specific object (keyword).


    This forum is mainly for discussing questions about developing Apps for Office, if you have any feedbacks for Office Graph, I suggest you submitting them to Office Development Platform User Voice.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Regards,

    Jeffrey


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    Monday, May 25, 2015 6:44 AM
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