Bing Feature Update: Searching for a good deal? New natural language capabilities in Bing Shopping understand prices

Sometimes shopping can be overwhelming.  With so many choices, at so many different price points, you continually have to refine your search to find something within your budget.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just type what you’re thinking into the search box? Say, “Air Jordans under $100” or “Hudson jeans under $200” and let Bing do the work. With improvements to natural language search arriving in Bing, now you can. 

With help from Microsoft Research, we’ve improved how we handle price queries to deliver results that automatically reflect your budget.   This is especially handy when you’re on the go, and don’t have time to browse around and click the right refinements.  At the mall and wondering if you’re seeing a bargain? Just fire up the Bing for Mobile app on your phone and say “sony digital camera under $120”. Voila, it’s that easy.

 

 

Under the hood, we try to detect a price constraint in your query, and intelligently adjust the results to match your criteria.  Right now, this only works for prices, and only for US users.  This is just a small step in our journey to make search friendlier to natural language queries, and help you quickly find what you’re looking for. 

As always, we love hearing your thoughts on how we can make it even better.  If you have feedback for us, leave a comment on this post, and we promise to take a look.

Happy shopping!

Sonam Saxena

Aneesh Kulkarni

Bing Shopping

 

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1 comments
  1. hd_wicks

    Neat feature. Hope you bring this capability to higher levels(and other markets BTW)

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