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Yahoo BOSS API

BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is Yahoo!'s open search web services platform. The goal of BOSS is simple: open up Yahoo!'s search infrastructure and enable third parties to build revolutionary search products leveraging their own data, content, technology, social graph, or other assets. Developers, start-ups, and large Internet companies can use BOSS to build and launch web-scale search products that utilize the entire Yahoo! Search index. BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!'s investments in crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure. By combining your assets and ideas with our search technology assets, BOSS is a platform for the next generation of search innovation. The API uses a RESTful interface and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

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Yahoo BOSS: Highlights

Summary
Customizable search service
Category
Search
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON
API home
http://developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/ 
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58 APIs by Yahoo

Yahoo BOSS: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://yboss.yahooapis.com/ysearch/{vertical} ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
API key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
Yes  
Provider
yahoo.com  
Company
Yahoo  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
Yes  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
User can define limits 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
API key, OAuth 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, C# 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
ysearchblog.com/category/boss/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ysearchboss/ 
Developer Support
developer.yahoo.com/support 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using Yahoo BOSS[ Add me ]

  • 7mary4
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  • headup
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  • pskomoroch
  • sebastin
  • vietanh
  • 01MashMaster
  • activitate

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Source Code for Yahoo BOSS[ Add a source code link ]

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