Bing Expands Snapshot With New Food & Drug Entities

Bing is getting smarter today with the addition of food- and drug-related entities to its library of facts.

The new at-a-glance information for these searches will appear in the Snapshot area on the right side of Bing’s search results. In some cases, like the hamburger search shown below, the Snapshot includes a dropdown to further refine the information — in this case, giving options for single patty, double patty or double patty – large. (Yum. And now I’m hungry.)

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The data above come from Freebase and, in the case of medical search, the National Institutes of Health. There may be other sources for different queries.

Last month, Bing announced the addition of 150 million new entities covering doctors, dentists, lawyers and real estate.