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IBM Insight Cloud Services constitutes a new data analytics service that offers API access to internal business data in conjunction with Twitter and Weather Channel content.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Financial, Background, and Avatar categories, among others. Here's a summary of what is new to the directory.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Sentiment, Messaging, and other categories. Also added were client libraries for use with Walmart's Open APIs.
Sentiment analysis can be used to gain insights into large volumes of text, and here it is applied to hotel reviews to build a hotel sentiment meter using Kimono and MonkeyLearn.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory including 4 recent Twinword natural language processing offerings. Also added were 2 new libraries for the National Weather Service.
MarkLogic 8 focuses on developer experience, semantics, and bitemporal data management in latest upgrade.
Human language technology company LinguaSys is this week launching an API offering that allows developers to use its GlobalNLP natural language processing software in the cloud.
Sentiment analysis is an important community engagement metric, and with APIs like the WebKnox Text Processing API, it is an analytical technique now open to any business. This tutorial examines how to use the WebKnox Text Processing API to conduct a sentiment analysis and to create a visualization that summarizes audience reactions.
A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.
Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Expert System, a leading semantic software company, had released the Cogito Intelligence API which allows semantic processing and analysis functionality to be integrated with government, intelligence, law enforcement and other types of security software systems and applications. Expert System has just announced the launch of a "freemium" version of the Cogito Intelligence API which is available on Mashape, the cloud API Marketplace.
If you have created a powerful API-as-product, do you automatically have a business model you can monetize? German startup Webknox aims to answer this question and is worth following to see how they turn a powerful data product into an investable commodity. ProgrammableWeb caught up with Dr David Urbansky at the recent API World conference to talk about the very early days of this new API enterprise and to discuss the road to success that may lay ahead.