Microsoft announced a preview of its new Bing Search APIs, and invited developers to test them out.
The APIs can be used to search across hundreds of billions of web pages, images, videos, and news results. They also provide autosuggest services, assistive services like spell check and adult intent signal, access to trending topics (including news, images, and videos), and the ability to filter image and video results by size, license, style, and price.
"The new Bing Search APIs use the same core Bing platform and features that hundreds of millions of monthly users rely on for search across Bing, Cortana, Office, and trusted external partners," says Gurpreet S Pall, Director of Program Management for Bing for Partners. "Developers at any level—startups looking to stand out with the 'next big thing,' enterprise teams making existing applications easier and smarter, or search leaders seeking a best-in-class platform— have instant access to our new search APIs."
"The new APIs are REST APIs that follow the latest structured data standards (Schema.org, JSON-LD), making them easy to implement, with the same reliability and support that has made Bing a trusted search service for many industry leaders," Pall adds.
All you have to do to get access to the new APIs is email Bing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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