Natural Language Queries Support Added To Bing Shopping: As Part of Bing Feature Update

With improvements to "natural language search" arriving in Bing, now you can type what you're thinking into the Bing Shopping search box to help Bing understand prices. For e.g., a query for "hudsons jeans under $120" will filter out any higher price jeans, eliminating the step of clicking through to a price range in Bing […]

With improvements to "natural language search" arriving in Bing, now you can type what you're thinking into the Bing Shopping search box to help Bing understand prices. For e.g., a query for "hudsons jeans under $120" will filter out any higher price jeans, eliminating the step of clicking through to a price range in Bing Shopping. Voila, it's that easy!

"With help from Microsoft Research, we've improved how we handle price queries to deliver results that automatically reflect your budget. This's 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 your query," explains Bing.

Bing Search: natural language queries

"Under the hood, we try to detect a price constraint in your query, and intelligently adjust the results to match your criteria," Bing said.

The new feature, only available for price queries (and, need we say it, only in the US) for now, is set to be expanded to more types of queries. Bing, working with Microsoft Research, is implementing the feature in a way that will make it easy to scale, adding in more types of queries, in more regions, soon.

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