Bing Visual Search now include items within individual images

While Bing's "Search By Image" was unveiled in 2009 at TechCrunch50, now known as Bing Visual Search, to allow people to search by picture, the company has expanded the image search toolset to allow users search for specific items shown within a larger image.

It allow searchers browse easily through a slick interface of “structured data sets from trusted partners” using Sliverlight technology.

For instance, let's say you are looking for kitchen decoration inspiration, and an image attracted your attention. Just click on a thumbnail result to get to the ‘Detail View’. You really like the overall decor, but you are particularly interested in that nice-looking chandelier. Would it be possible to see where you can get one just like that?

Bing Visual Search now makes it possible, just by clicking the visual search button will display a visual search box on the image. You can click and drag this box to adjust it to cover just the object of your interest.

And each time you adjust the visual search box, Bing instantly runs a visual search using the selected portion of the image as the query.

According to the company, the query-image understanding processes can perform object detection, extraction of various image features including DNN features, recognition features, and includes additional features used for duplicate detection.

Albeit, the visual search feature is in its infancy, and there is still room for improvement. Soon it will automatically help you pick objects without needing to draw a box anymore, and provide other tools to help refine your search.
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