Microsoft launches visual search on Bing

Microsoft launches a new innovation for their Bing search engine at the Tech50 event. The visual search which is now in Beta will allow users to find anthing from movies to products like cars and bags. The Microsoft Blog has a number of examples of how this will work. Here’s a brief quote from the blog:

We have taken this to heart with Bing’s new Visual Search feature announced today as a beta at TechCrunch50. Visual Search is a new way to formulate and refine your search queries through imagery, particularly for sets of results that tend to be more structured. We call these data groupings galleries. Simply go to www.bing.com/visualsearch and install Silverlight if you don’t have it already. What you’ll see is an amazing new visual search experience. Visual Search allows you to quickly scroll through the galleries or do a one-click refinement using the quick tabs on the left, which are specifically relevant to the type of results you are browsing through.

via Bing – Visual Search – Why type when you can see it? – Search Blog – Bing Community.

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4 thoughts on “Microsoft launches visual search on Bing

  • September 21, 2009 at 10:51 am
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    searched “plebeius idas”
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=plebeius+idas&go=&form=QBLH&scope=images&filt=all

    all I can say is WoW
    forget crappy google searches if this is what bing can bring back

    pn the other hand when I narrowed to Czech republic it did really wiorse than crappy because it brought me back a copper (clearly not an idas) and an icarus
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=plebeius+idas+czech+republic&go=&form=QBIR
    so back to the drawing board bing– you’re only half-cooked

  • December 30, 2009 at 6:09 am
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    BING search engine is just as good as Google. In my own personal experience, Google does give more releveant search result than Bing but the difference is very small. **

  • January 18, 2010 at 8:27 am
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    my default search engine is Yahoo but now i am using BING because it is much better than Yahoo. i heard that Bing search engine would power Yahoo search also.

  • February 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm
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    I use both Bing and Google search engine and i dont see much difference in their search results. I use google for searching hard to find academic topics and Bing for general search.

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