Intelligent GIF Search: Finding the right GIF to express your emotions

This post describes the various machine learning techniques used in GIF search by Bing. To provide the best GIF search experience Bing employs techniques such as sentiment analysis, OCR, and even pose modeling of subjects appearing in GIF flicks to reflect subtle intent variations of your queries. Read on to find out more about how we made it work.
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Intelligent Search: Video summarization using machine learning

This blog post describes how Bing does video summarization at internet scale using machine learning. Videos account for some of the richest and most delightful content on the web. But it can be difficult to tell which cat video is really going to make you LOL. That can be a frustrating and time-consuming process and it’s why we decided to help by building a smart preview feature to improve our search results and help our users more...
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Quickly Find Businesses Along a Route

Quickly Find Businesses Along a Route

Searching for businesses along a route, like gas stations and coffee shops, is one of the many useful features provided by Bing Maps. See how Bing quickly compares thousands of business points along a route using the deviation in trip time, with help from pre-processing huge amounts of geospatial data.
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Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker Helps Developers

Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker Helps Developers

As announced earlier this week on the Bot Framework Blog, the Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker, is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and web-based service that trains AI to respond to users’ questions in a conversational way. QnA Maker works in three steps: extraction, training, and publishing. To start, feed it anything from existing FAQ URLs to documents and editorial content.
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APIs for Developers Series - Bing Search APIs

APIs for Developers Series - Bing Search APIs

Bing Search APIs (including Web Search, Image Search, Video Search, News Search as one collection) give developers the ability to bring the knowledge and intelligence of web search right into their experiences, and intelligence is always at the forefront of our conversations with partners.
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Bing Helps Developers Connect More Naturally With People

Bing Helps Developers Connect More Naturally With People

We are entering an exciting new era of more personal, natural computing, enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this first post on how Bing technology is being used by developers across the industry, we touch upon our work to enable more natural and conversational experiences that are designed around people.
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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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Safer Web Exploration with Bing

The internet’s massive reach and ever growing accessibility makes it an attractive place for cyber-criminals, who use it to distribute malware to unsuspecting users. To deliver malicious software to the user at large scale, savvy hackers increasingly try to game search engines to amplify the effect of their exploits by targeting frequently visited sites. At Bing our job is to not only deliver relevant results, but also provide a safe...
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