Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

Bing Snapshots

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We upgraded our snapshot feature last week with several new “People search” scenarios. Search used to be just about matching keywords to a list of documents (ie, links to web pages). We are now developing an understanding of the entities (ie, people, places, and things) those keywords represent, and able to return a single, canonical result. It takes a lot of engineering science, data, and teamwork to make something like this happen. It’s very rewarding to see it come to life.

 Actors  Musicians  Famous People  Generic Entities
 Scarlett Johansson  Rihanna  Pablo Picasso  Paris

There has been some press, which is fun to read:

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Written by nealfreeland

December 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

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