More Intelligent Autocomplete: Academic and Movie Search

More Intelligent Autocomplete: Academic and Movie Search

Have you ever tried to remember the title of paper you read in an academic journal? You know the author’s name, but not how to spell it? Or, you’re sure that a certain actor starred in a movie directed by a particular director, but can’t remember the title? Wouldn’t it be great if your favorite search engine could help with that? Now it can.  
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Making Image Graph Richer

Making Image Graph Richer

Over the past few months Bing shopping and recipes experiences have benefited from multiple enhancements impacting visual richness and overall quality. In the last multimedia post (The Image Graph - Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search) we talked about how we construct the Image Graph offline powering the backend of our experiences.So let’s talk more about the online and front-end part of this equation—features we created...
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Bing Continuous Delivery - from white board to millions of users in hours!

Bing Continuous Delivery - from white board to millions of users in hours!

In a never-ending quest to delight users with fresh, relevant features, Bing has been improving their innovation rate and code velocities.  Four years ago, Bing engineers deployed new features once a month. To accelerate feature deployment and innovation, we have invested much effort in overcoming software engineering challenges. The monthly deployment cadence has been gone for some time, taking with it both the old culture and most of the...
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The Image Graph - Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

The Image Graph - Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

This month, we released a new Bing image search experience designed to help customers be inspired, learn more, and do more with image search. We discover billions of images on the Internet, but understanding the searches and providing helpful information for each image is an enormous challenge. In this blog post, my colleagues Arun Sacheti and Eason Wang provide a deeper look at how we built the image graph that allows us to automatically derive...
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Leveraging Search Algorithms for Bing Predicts

Leveraging Search Algorithms for Bing Predicts

In the past, we’ve provided an in-depth view of how Bing.com improves relevance for users in web and image search, along with ways we’ve improved experimentation. Leveraging technology similar to search, the team has embarked on the relatively new area we call “Bing Predicts.” This feature analyzes web activity, social sentiment, and other signals to predict the outcomes of events. My colleague, Walter Sun, the technical lead for the project...
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The Role of Content Quality in Bing Ranking

In today’s post we take a look at how the Bing ranking algorithm considers content quality for ranking web documents. There are often many web documents on the web that are relevant for any given user query and an effective ranking algorithm should consider not only relevance but also the authority, utility and presentation of the content in order to provide the best search results. My colleague Michael Basilyan will provide some insights on how...
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Assessing Image Quality

A few months ago we provided a behind the scenes look into how Bing is improving image search quality. In this post we wanted to explore some additional techniques we are employing to deliver high quality image results. My colleague Eason Wang will give you a closer look at how we are incorporating aesthetics to deliver more beautiful image results in Bing. – Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist, Bing and Information Platform R&D As you can...
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Deep Learning for Image Understanding in Bing

A few months ago we provided a behind the scenes look into how Bing is improving image search quality. In this post we wanted to take the opportunity to further that discussion highlighting some recent outreach we did with researchers to explore new approaches to improving image search quality. My colleague Eason Wang will give you a closer look at how we are taking advantage of Deep Learning and entity understanding to deliver more relevant...
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A Behind the Scenes Look at How Bing is Improving Image Search Quality

In this post we wanted to take the opportunity to give you a behind the scenes look at the ongoing work we are doing to improve image search quality at Bing. This blog will give you an overview of the many years of work done in Bing Research and Development in collaboration with Microsoft Research in our quest to deliver the most relevant images possible. My colleague Meenaz Merchant will give you a closer look at our approach and how that...
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Large Scale Experimentation at Bing

Experimenting at large scale is fundamental for improving Bing. Last June, we published a blog in this Search Quality Insights series titled Experimentation and Continuous Improvement at Bing, which covered a specific type of experiments known as interleaving. In this blog, Dr. Ronny Kohavi describes our broader online experimentation efforts at large scale and includes compelling examples that illustrate the power of these efforts, e.g., he shows...
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