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  1. Filter results by date

    I'd like to be able to search news articles and confine the results to a given date range. I suppose it would be best if by date it referred to the date of the article itself, but if that's not possible, the date that Bing recorded the result would work. Currently you can only get a chunk of most recent results and sort them by date. I'd love to be able to search older articles from a given time period. I don't think any other search API has this feature. And the Bing web search only lets you specify a…

    8 votes
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  2. Image Search API. Add searching for specified site when using SimilarImages / SimilarProducts

    Add searching for specified site when using SimilarImages / SimilarProducts. It is already possible to specify the site but it is not taken into account when providing a image to search for similar products.

    It could be a great thing to provide this in order to see what products a specific vendor has that match a specific image.

    2 votes
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  3. cancella tutte le lingue solo utaliano e sw nn si puo max inglese

    Gli haker miaxonvolgono tutte le lingue anche se ne parli 6 anche giapponese mia zia che vice cin me.ma sino haker che lo fanno e dovete fermarli

    1 vote
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  4. Bing news search api category filter

    It would be useful to be able to search a query and only return those results in "Sports" or "Health" categories.

    1 vote
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  5. Better documentation for pagination and returned result in relation with pagination.

    I am using bing cognitive search, but the pagination is not working properly; for example I am posting this to bing API:

    path=/bing/v5.0/search?q=search%20all%20engine&count=5&offset=0&mkt=en-us&safesearch=Off

    but it is not returning 5 results; it returns 9 instead. Also the results are duplicated on page next pages.

    If I change count to 9 and accordingly the offset, then it returns 17 results. Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong? How should I do a proper call and pagination when calling bing cognitive search?

    Is there some documentation regarding this problem?

    5 votes
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  6. Bing web search API to search only specific sites

    I'm using Bing web search API for getting articles about health in my Bot. How can I specify in the API which sites(urls) to search? Because sometimes it searches irrelevant sites, like wiki or wikipedia which I don't want to use. I've tried with site: parameter in API but it only gets the first site and ignores the rest urls. Here is the API which I use now: https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v5.0/search?q=site:cdc.gov/ NOT site:wikipedia.org/" +url+ "&count=10&offset=0&mkt=en-us&safesearch=Moderate"

    3 votes
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  7. Include Response objects and remove the errors from Swagger file.

    Check http://editor.swagger.io to see the existing errors in the swagger file.

    And it would be nice to be able to see the Response objects in the swagger definition so that we can have the API fully documented and allow us to easily generate client code from it.

    1 vote
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  8. Apparent bug in freshness filter

    The freshness filter appears to filter out many pages that should be included. For example, see this search:
    https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v5.0/search?q=iphone site:allentown.craigslist.org&count=10&offset=0&mkt=en-us&safesearch=Moderate&freshness=week

    This can of course be tested in the console: https://dev.cognitive.microsoft.com/docs/services/56b43eeccf5ff8098cef3807/operations/56b4447dcf5ff8098cef380d/console

    There are no results. However, if you remove the freshness=week portion, there are many results even just on the first page that are newer than one week old.

    The extent of the missing results makes the freshness filter almost useless unfortunately.

    1 vote
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  9. Better reporting/communication when API is down

    The search/news API sometimes goes down, it would be helpful if there was an accurate reporting page on the API's status. Or at least a way for users to report that it is down.

    It is currently down right now (2/13/17 10:08pm) and has been having issues for the last couple of hours.

    1 vote
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  10. Web Search snippet should match what is displayed when searching directly on Bing.com

    When I search on Bing.com, the abstract or summary of the webpage displayed on Bing.com does not match the snippet returned by the API. They should match.

    5 votes
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  11. Turkish Language in News API

    Can we have Turkish Language in Bing News API

    2 votes
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  12. Make Bing Search free to be able to use after 3 months

    Some of the API (i don't know if there are all of them) that using the free version after 3 months it expires and the key's cannot be regenerated, this is unfair, please leave the free packet free for ever but just make 100 calls per day the maximum reach, we deserve some free sources it's unfair.

    2 votes
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  13. Image Search API. Add searching for specified file type support

    Add filetype (ex. .jpg, .png, .tiff) parameter to Image Search API

    2 votes
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  14. Support for getting search results with actual links (not https://www.bing.com/cr?... prefixed ones)

    For my use case, I want to get the actual URL's of the given news items (or websearch items). This was the default in v2, but the documentation is unclear in v5 on how to go about it.

    3 votes
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  15. Support for Bing API v2 WebFileType query parameter

    I am using the current Bing API v2 to search for feed results only. This works fantastic by limiting the results with the WebFileType parameter like this:

    ?Query='SearchText'&WebFileType='FEED'

    As far as I can tell, there is nothing that replaces this functionality in the new v5 API - this is very sad, as I will have to move away from Bing now, despite being really satisfied with the results I got.

    So please, implement this (and other missing features the old API supported) - it's not very customer friendly to take away the old version when you can't offer it's features…

    3 votes
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  16. Add a Database of Searches Performed On Our Site

    When site visitors perform a web search on our website using the Web Search API it would be nice if the API could track and maintain a database of searched terms done through our site. This way we could see what the most popular terms searched by our site's visitors are each day and how many visitors searched for that same keyword.

    3 votes
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  17. Include 16:9 aspect ratio photos for the News Stories in the Web Search API

    News Photos that are 16:9 will scale up better in the News Answer of the Web Search Results on the mobile screen. The current aspect ratio of the photos is taller than it is wide and it doesn't scale well when trying to make the photos take up more of the screen's width.

    1 vote
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  18. Add Local Business Results to the Web Search!

    We desperately need a Places or Phonebook Results in the Web Search so that mobile users that search for local businesses can find business information (web address, list of locations, map of locations, call button, hours of operation, directions) through the Web API.

    5 votes
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  19. Use arrows to shorten Web Results URLs

    For example a URL such as https://www.microsoft.com/bingapis/searchapi in the Search Results would be shortened to microsoft.com > bing apis > search

    2 votes
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  20. The API should display the visitor's city, state, country based on their IP address

    This is so that users can update their location manually if their location is identified incorrectly based on their I.P. address and the search results are displaying irrelevant local search results based on that incorrect location

    2 votes
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