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.
||23andMe is a personal genetics service. 23andMe offers individual genome and DNA testing and information. The 23andMe API allows developers to access and integrate the data from 23andMe with other...||Science||09.14.2012|
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||The service provides text from Christian scripture as specified in submitted requests. It complements similar biblical verse service by providing translations in multiple languages and versions of...||Reference||03.09.2012|
||ASPFAQs is a publicly available reference service provided by 4GuysFromRolla.com to assist developers working with ASP.NET. The FAQ pages are available on the website, or they can be accessed...||Q&A||08.31.2012|
||The Abbrevations API lets you get abbreviations for a word. For example, you can submit the word "asap" to the service endpoint and get "As Soon As Possible" returned in the response. Words have...||Reference||08.26.2008|
||The service provides access to a dictionary of abbreviations and matching long-form terms created by automatic text mining of the whole MEDLINE abstract collection as of August 2009. The text mining...||Dictionary||02.10.2012|