The Bing Image Search API returns a list of relevant images from a search query which include thumbnails, full image URLs, publishing website information, and image metadata. Also, it offers several filters such as image type, layout, freshness, and license. This API provides a list of images similar to the "Bing.com/Images" site. The Image Search API uses JSON format for data exchange, and API Keys for authentication. Free trial keys are available here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/try/cognitive-services/?api=bing-image-search-api.
Microsoft has announced that paid plans are now available for the Bing Search APIs that are part of Microsoft Cognitive Services. The suite of Bing Search APIs that can now be purchased includes Bing Web Search API, Bing Image Search API, Bing Video Search API, and Bing News Search API.
This is part two of a two-part article covering the current state of Web search APIs. This article takes a look at the Web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes comparison charts highlighting some of the key differences between Google and Microsoft search tools/APIs.
We've added 10 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, Astronomy, and Natural Language Processing. Featured today are two APIs for sentiment analysis and several Bing search customization APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.