The One Minute AI #10 - Bing Entity Search

Series introduction

 
Welcome to a new series of short articles I am presenting about Artificial Intelligence specifically in the Azure AI stack. The objective is that you will learn about an Azure based AI service in no more than one minute and thus quickly get familiar with the entire stack over a short period of time. These are going short, easily digestible articles so let's get started!
 

What is Bing Entity Search?

 
Microsoft’s Bing Entity Search app allows you to search for entities or places in context. Entities are people, places or things that you search for by name; for example, Fabrizio’s Deli, while places are local businesses, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions that you can search for by name or by type; for example, Italian restaurants. You can also prioritize the results by location. Bing Entity Search app can be used on programmes, blogs and websites to provide a richer search experience for users.
 
Bing Entity Search
 
Bing Entity Search API is a RESTful web service which means that you can easily call it from any programming language that can make HTTP requests and parse JSON.
 
Bing Statistics provides analytics for Bing Entity search. This means that you can easily check geographical location, call volume, market distribution and the popularity of query strings, among others. 
 
Find out more,
  • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/
  • https://searchengineland.com/bing-entity-search-api-now-available-293342
  • https://blogs.bing.com/search-quality-insights/2018-02/bing-entity-search-api-now-generally-available