Microsoft Cognitive Services: Bing Entity Search

How many times have users left your app to look something up, only to never return? Bing Entity Search allows you to add this missing context, keeping users from getting lost and leaving. Find out how to use Bing Entity Search in this course!
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 20, 2019
Duration
55m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 20, 2019
Duration
55m
Description

Context is everything. It’s the difference between participating fully in an experience and wandering around lost, eventually giving up on it. Using the Bing Entity Search API offering of Microsoft Cognitive Services, you can help solve the missing context problem within your apps! In this course, Microsoft Cognitive Services: Bing Entity Search, you will learn how to query Bing Entity Search to answer questions such as “Who is this person?”, “Why is this landmark important?”, and “Where is a good restaurant close to me?”. First, you will learn what Bing Entity Search is, (and what it isn’t). Next, you will discover how to perform searches using the Bing Entity Search .NET SDK. Finally, you will explore how to interpret the results returned from Bing Entity Search. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how and when to add entity and place search to your applications using the Bing Entity Search offering from Microsoft Cognitive Services.

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About the author

Matthew is a Microsoft and Xamarin MVP from Madison, WI. He has been developing mobile applications with Xamarin and Mono.iOS and Mono.Droid since 2010. Matt regularly speaks at user groups, code camps and conferences throughout the nation and the Midwest.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hello friends. Welcome to the Microsoft Cognitive Services: Bing Entity Search course. My name is Matt Soucoup, and I'm a principal at Code Mill Technologies. Bing Entity Search harnesses the power of the Bing search engine to answer questions and get results such as places or things that it thinks are relevant to the context of your user search query and context is everything. It allows users to stay engaged with your app. In this course, you will learn to query the Bing Entity Search so your app can answer questions such as, Who is that person? Why is this landmark important? And where is a good restaurant near me? All without leaving your app. In this course, you're going to learn about the ins and outs of Bing Entity Search, which is a component of the larger Cognitive Services offering of Microsoft Azure. You'll see when Bing Entity Search makes a good fit for your app and when it doesn't, how to set it up within the Azure portal, the components of the search including setting up geographical aware searches, interpreting the search results so you can display them appropriately in the context of your app, and you'll learn about the rules you must follow to help protect your user's privacy. When you're finished with this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge of how to add entity and place search to your applications using the Bing Entity Search offering from Microsoft Cognitive Services.