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Microsoft Research shows ‘Bing Maps Features, WISE, WWT, Real-time search, Interactive Search’

At Mountain View campus, Microsoft Research displays some of their work which has directly transferred into Bing. Some of the projects and features that they’ve contributed that you might recognize are:

  • Bing Maps Features, such as geotagged panoramas, astronomical imagery, and bird’s-eye-image stitching.
  • WISE: Large-Scale Web Image Search and Exploration. There’re many apps: Imagine that you could submit to Bing a photo taken by your phone—face, product, or historic landmark—and get back relevant information about photo.
  • Worldwide Telescope in Bing Maps lets you seamlessly move from earth to sky, using WorldWide Telescope data and images within your Bing Maps.
  • Bing merges real-time content with Web search technology to present compelling new search results for users.
  • Interactive Search: MSR built & shipped first Active Answer to let users check their airline flight status, and then helped interactivity become more widespread across Bing’s properties, including local results, travel, reference, and even connections with Bing’s partners.


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