What is bing visual search API ?

bharathn-msft 5,086 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

What is bing visual search API? How is this different from the bing image search API which provides similar results?

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Bing Visual Search
Bing Visual Search
A Bing service that gives you rich insights to help build compelling image applications on the device of your choice.
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  1. Rohit Mungi 801 Reputation points

    The Bing Visual Search API returns insights for an image. You can either upload an image or provide a URL to one. Insights are visually similar images, shopping sources, webpages that include the image, and more. Insights returned by the Bing Visual Search API are similar to ones shown on Bing.com/images.

    If you use the Bing Image Search API, you can use insight tokens from that API's search results for your Bing Visual Search instead of uploading an image.
    If you get image insights using the Bing Image Search API, consider switching to the Bing Visual Search API, which provides more comprehensive insights.

    Source: Azure Documentation

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