Enterprise Search and Bing Services – Part 2: Bing Geo-coding Structured/Unstructured Text for Search

Web-based mapping services from Microsoft and others have been around for a number of years, but all are naturally dependent on data that contains well defined geo-coordinate information – usually latitude and longitude pairs. But what if you have content without clearly defined geo-tagged? For example, news stories may contain references to places around the…


Enterprise Search and Bing Services – Part 1: The Bing Translator

(In May of this year, Microsoft launched its Bing search service for the Web. While Bing has shown steady growth in the Web search market, it’s not well known that Bing also includes a collection of services that can be accessed programmatically to enhance enterprise applications. This is the first of series of guest posts…

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Searching for Virtue - Virtuous Cycles as a Model for Successful Search Implementations

I like design patterns. I like the idea that there are right ways to do things and wrong ways (anti-patterns). Of course I understand that the world is not so black and white, but collecting and cataloging the collected wisdom of what works and what doesn’t when designing software systems seems like a very good…

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