In a previous blog post, I described the BingMatrix search tool: http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2010/12/21/bingmatrix-a-windows-azure-application-that-provides-a-fun-way-to-mine-data-from-bing.aspx
I have now updated it to allow you to pass the parameters directly in the URL. The updated version is already uploaded to Azure.
For example, here are direct links to the 12 sample queries provided in the main page of the site:
- Kinect Games
- Windows Phone 7 Devices
- Famous Movie Series
- File Server and SMB2
- Linux Distributions
- Technology Podcasters
- Technology Buzzwords
- Popular Brands
- Top Celebrities in 2010
- Car Brands
- Homework Topics in Puget Sounds School Districts
- Top Words in 2010
You can still go to the main page at http://bingmatrix.cloudapp.net and enter your data in a form as before, but this new way makes it easy to share a BingMatrix query in an e-mail or as a link web page.
This latest release also includes a change to show a "building..." message while processing takes place. It usually does take a few seconds to calculate...