API Mashups (1)
Exversion is hoping the need to access wide-ranging open datasets has matured enough to create a viable business as an open data marketplace. Their new Exversion API provides developers with a RESTful interface to search and access the open datasets stored on the Exversion data platform. At present, the API returns queries in JSON or XML format, with full XML support to be provided in the near future.
Data marketplace InfoChimps continues its march to API-ify its most useful, sliceable datasets. The latest is a bundle it calls the InfoChimps Geo APIs and it makes available some extremely interesting location data from both public and private sources. The company has created a location data schema to unify sources, which include several place databases, Wikipedia articles and Zillow neighborhood boundaries.
Do you remember what it was like to figure out what was going on in your city fifteen years ago? You probably called your friends. Less than 20% of U.S. households were online. People learned about local news and events from newspapers, TV and their friends. I remember a lot of nights that we were frustrated “nothing cool was going on.” Information was scarce, and people still paid for it.
Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API returns information from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) which is an entity graph that models academic publications. This API offers 3 main...||Search||05.30.2016|
||The Datamuse API is used to integrate a word-finding query engine. It can be used in apps for programmatic access to Datamuse's websites, including OneLook, and Rhymezone. OneLook is a dictionary...||Words||02.15.2016|
||The VC4Africa API (or VC4A) exposes its data via a RESTful API service. This allows developers to interact in a programmatic way with the VC4A platform data. VC4A, the Venture Capital for Africa, is...||Reference||09.22.2015|
||Trooclick’s WhoSaidWhatNews API creates structured data from the text of news articles using NLP technology. The data delivered includes automatically extracted quotes (uniquely capable of extracting...||Data Mining||09.21.2015|
||Use the OMDb (Open Movie Database) API to search data from the IMDb (Internet Movie Database). The API uses HTTP methods and can return data in either JSON or XML. Use the OMDb API to search for...||Reference||08.05.2015|