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Powerset's semantic obsession is already working its way into Bing's primary search engine, helping to suss out the meaning behind end-user queries, generate captions for query results, and suggest related queries. Microsoft acquired the San Francisco-based Powerset last summer in a deal worth a reported $100m, nearly a year …

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Headmaster

Sentences as good as their software

"Sometimes, you get a great sentence in an article and it doesn't have all the keywords but it's really the thing that best explains what the sentence is about."

Sometimes you try to write a sentence and fail miserably to convey any meaning to the readers.

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@AC

Exactly. That sentence makes no sense whatever, although one can almost grasp what they are trying to say. Perhaps they should look up 'metaphor'.

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@AC, Re: Sentences as good as their software

Your sentence explains exactly what your sentence is about perfectly. Nice work!

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Linux

Bing Bing!

Steve (I'm gonna f...ing kill Google) Ballmer: Have you tried Bing?

Steve's acquaintance: Uh no, what is it?

Steve: It's our new search tool. You should try it.

Acquaintance: How does it work?

Steve: You enter a question in the space, press Search & Bing, Bing....

Acquaintance: ...blue scream of death. I thought you'd fixed that so that it just froze instead.

Steve: I don't understand. We had Google for a backup.

Ah Bing, Vista, Windows 7, they all suck.

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