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  1. AND & OR operator

    Google API can seach for "<WORD1>" AND/OR "<WORD2>" in the HTML document body/title. But Bing API do not enforce that both words must be present in the document body/title. It would be good if Bing API can search both words in the document body/title as same as Google API.

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  2. Thumbnail scaling

    It would be nice if the padding color could be specified when resizing thumbnails, including transparent.

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  3. Labqurzor

    Relojerías Labqurzor

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  4. Bing Web Search Java SDK with responseFilter="Entities"

    I am trying to use the Bing Web Search SDK for Java to get Entity results using the responseFilter as described in the REST API - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/cognitiveservices/bing-web-api-v7-reference. I have a subscription key for both Bing Web Service and Bing Entities Service. I want to get entity results for persons who are not well-known. I am setting up my query in the as follows for the SDK (I am using the Java SDK in Scala) -

    val at = List(AnswerType.fromString("Entities")).asJava
    val webData: SearchResponse = client.bingWebs().search()
    .withQuery("""brian johnson "MITRE" (site:linkedin.com)""")
    .withResponseFilter(at)
    .withCount(10)
    .execute()
    When I use this query to get results,…

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  5. Microsoft Bing search IOS app for India

    Its high time Microsoft makes available its various ios apps for indian users. Like bing search for ios, cortana for ios. All these apps though available on android are absent for Indian ios users.

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  6. Web Search snippet should match what is being searched when using Bing Web search API

    When we are using Web Search API the snippet or the description is absolutely different from what we have given the query. The snippet should match the query.

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  7. Any way to create custom search that gives Bing results?

    Any way to create custom search that gives Bing results? I was a long time Google CSE user and there was an option to create a search that would just search the entire web.

    Any way to do that with a custom search here? I would love just to create a custom search that searches Bing instead of having to load in website feeds.

    Can this be done?

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  8. The Mentions Object in News Search V7. What's it doing.

    What does the mentions object in News Search API V7 do? The soc says "A list of entities (places or persons) mentioned in the article." What it doesn't do is list the names of the people and places in the article that are found in a Bing Entities Search, which I presume is the basis of this object. Why not? What am I missing? It returns almost random results. So, not sure what's happening here but I sure which it worked the way it was described in the documentation. It would also be nice to be able to choose the…

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  9. Add image to the WebPage response object on the WEB API V7

    Add image to the WebPage response object on the WEB API V7. The image object,as is, returns a an image unrelated to the webpage response.

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  10. Support more countries.

    Please add support for more European countries for Bing search.

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  11. Please urgently remove this spam source

    Please remove this spam / bot source: southernconservativedaily.com

    It's not a real news source. All its content appears to be generated by bots purely for the purpose of click baiting.

    Example: https://southernconservativedaily.com/2018/07/21/analysts-covering-viuly-viu-look-at-the-2-96-fall-on-july-20-21/

    Additionally the site appears to be full of malicious ads.

    The producer of this site is also behind countless other satellite sites with different names but the same layout and content like pressoracle.com, fairfieldcurrent.com, baseballdailydigest.com and others.

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  12. Web Search SDK does not return related Searches

    using Microsoft.Azure.CognitiveServices.Search.WebSearch;
    using Microsoft.Azure.CognitiveServices.Search.WebSearch.Models;

    IWebSearchAPI client = new WebSearchAPI(new Microsoft.Azure.CognitiveServices.Search.WebSearch.ApiKeyServiceClientCredentials(key));
    //https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/bing-web-search/web-search-sdk-quickstart
    IList<string> responsePromotetrings = new List<string>() { "RelatedSearches" };
    IList<string> responseFilterstrings = new List<string>() { "RelatedSearches" };
    var result = await client.Web.SearchAsync(query: query, count: 3, promote: responsePromotetrings,responseFilter: responseFilterstrings);

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  13. improve keyword search results in Bing search index

    Bing search results bug.

    Bing search index is listing the wrong webpage for the keyword word search Abrar Qureshi Willowbrook.

    This webpage in the search results does not have my letter to the editor on https://www.comiccrusaders.com/valiant-reveals-an-invigorating-lineup-of-new-series-for-2018-and-beyond-with-livewire-bloodshot-rising-spirit-faith-dreamside-and-more/

    The correct website with my letter to the editor that needs to appear in the search results is https://www.comiccrusaders.com/independent-comics-will-not-survive-without-net-neutrality/

    Screenshot of correct webpage is in the attachment.

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  14. The Bing Image Search API Jupyter notebook fails...

    I'm using the same subscription key that has worked successfully in another session but getting an error flagged as :

    response.raise_for_status()

    HTTPError Traceback (most recent call last)
    <ipython-input-4-c1121699867c> in <module>()
    4 params = {"q": search_term, "license": "public", "imageType": "photo"}
    5 response = requests.get(search_url, headers=headers, params=params)
    ----> 6 response.raise_for_status()
    7 search_results = response.json()

    /srv/venv/lib/python3.6/site-packages/requests/models.py in raise_for_status(self)
    933
    934 if http_error_msg:
    --> 935 raise HTTPError(http_error_msg, response=self)
    936
    937 def close(self):

    HTTPError: 401 Client Error: Access Denied for url: https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v7.0/images/search?q=kidney&license=public&imageType=photo

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  15. Pass multiple search terms with single "intitle:"

    It would be great if we can pass multiple search terms with single "intitle:" like: intitle: Amazon OR Flipkart OR Alibaba

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  16. Bing News Search API not working for "pt-PT" market

    When invoking the Bing News Search API endpoint for v5.0 and v7.0, results for 'cc=PT' or 'mrkt=pt-PT' are not being returned.

    This is a very important feature for any Microsoft partner working in Portuguese soil. Can this feature be added back?

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  17. verbatim search

    I cannot find a verbatim option in the options of the Bing Search API.
    This is a big problem for me. How do I achieve a verbatim (literal) search?

    The difference in my case is: 12.2 million search results that are irrelevant versus 7 search relevant search results I only get in verbatim mode. The difference is huge.

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  18. Bing Search v7 throwing InsufficientAuthorization for /trendingtopics

    I'm calling the API with a valid key and I get this: StatusCodeError: 403 - {"_type":"ErrorResponse","errors":[{"code":"InsufficientAuthorization","message":"Insufficient authorization to access req
    uested resource.","moreDetails":"TrendingTopics"}]}

    Someone else posted the same issue here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46926639/bing-api-news-search-for-trending-topics-returns-error-403-forbidden-and-code-i

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  19. Bing Images Search Trending throws error

    The trending endpoint: https://dev.cognitive.microsoft.com/docs/services/56b43f0ccf5ff8098cef3808/operations/56b44b8ccf5ff81038d15ce0

    When I test it with the api console shows this:

    {
    "_type": "ErrorResponse",
    "instrumentation": {},
    "errors": [{
    "code": "DataSourceErrors",
    "message": "Please note the Data source and the Data source ErrorCode, then, for more information, refer to the HelpUrl.",
    "parameter": "Trending data is not present for your request"
    }]
    }

    If there is a parameter missing, this page doesn't say it.

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  20. Bug report: include subdomains in operator site:domain.com

    Example:
    site:startpagina.nl "coaching" -prikbord

    startpagina.nl is the most importend Dutch directory with 5000+ subdirectories each on a subdomain.
    the query should give back subdomains like: (in Google search).

    http://coaching.startpagina.nl/
    http://coaching-counselling.startpagina.nl/
    http://wandelcoach.startpagina.nl/

    But the query only gives back www. results like:
    https://www.startpagina.nl
    https://www.startpagina.nl/v/maatschappij/onderwijs/vraag/371779/
    https://www.startpagina.nl/v/financien-werk/carriere-werk/vraag/

    The query "site:startkable.nl" does work for site:startkabel.nl that gives back
    subdomains like:
    http://coaching-counselling.startpagina.nl/
    http://wandelcoach.startpagina.nl/

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