Microsoft Hopes To Improve Bing With Page Hunt Game

MIT’s Technology Review reported on a new game designed by Microsoft, designed to help make Bing a better search engine. The game is named Page Hunt and it asks users to submit search queries that they think the site presented to them, should show up for, in Bing. The results are then scored and players can earn different points for different answers.

This game is conceptually similar to Google Image Labeler but for web pages. I did a quick demo of me using Page Hunt for you to watch here:

For a more detailed explanation of the game, read the scientific paper (PDF) on this game.

Postscript: I should clarify that this game has no direct influence on the Bing search results. This is a research project only.

Related Topics: Channel: Other | Microsoft: Bing | Top News

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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