Of the many APIs we published this week, five were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we'll shine a spotlight on those five, which included the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API for definitions, synonyms and antonyms. We said Webster's API would be good news to education apps that want to include words--and their definitions--in either strictly educational or word play format. Read more in the Webster API post or check out the Merriam-Webster API profile.
Merriam-Webster, the household name in dictionaries, launched the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API last week. The most trusted name in dictionary/thesaurus references has decided to make its resources available to developers through the new API. Merriam-Webster is making eight different resources available via the API.
||The English Dictionary API is a simple RESTful API for obtaining dictionary definitions of English words. The Dictionary API is based on the GNU Collaborative English Dictionary project.||Dictionary||11.02.2015|
IBM Watson Tone Analyzer
||The IBM Watson Tone Analyzer API helps users discover, understand, and revise the tone of text-based language. It uses linguistic analysis to detect and interpret the emotional, social, and writing...||Natural Language Processing||10.06.2015|
IBM Watson Personality Insights
||The IBM Watson Personality Insights API is designed to help discover peoples' personality characteristics, needs, and values in order to guide end users to highly personalized interactions. The...||Customization||10.06.2015|
IBM Watson Language Translation
||The IBM Watson Language Translation API uses statistical machine translation techniques to provide domain-specific translations. They currently offer three domains that can translate between a total...||Translation||10.06.2015|
IBM Watson Dialog
||The IBM Watson Dialog API allows developers to manage conversations between virtual agents and users through the API. These conversations are referred to as dialogs, which can enable your...||Language||10.06.2015|