Open Collections

The University of British Columbia Open Collections library contains about 200,000 items such as digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. The Open Collections API from the UBC allows to run queries, perform advanced analysis, and build custom views, apps, and widgets with full access to the metadata and transcripts. Protocols available in JSON, JSON-LD, RDF, and XML. Access with API Key.


The DomainTally API allows developers to access WHOIS records, website data, and domain metrics for any website. DomainTally is a cloud-based domain name intelligence and analytics platform that allows users to find information such as a page's Alexa Ranking, PageRank, MozRank, SEM Score, social engagement, traffic reports, search engine reports, page speed, and domain valuation.


The Ents24 API gives developers access to the UK’s most comprehensive live entertainment database. The API is REST based with CORS enabled. Ents24 allows users to browse and buy tickets for music events in the UK. Users can follow performers for gig alerts.

Google Knowledge Graph Search

The Google Knowledge Graph Search API is a tool that helps users find entities within the Google Knowledge Graph. Some of the features provided by the Google Knowledge Graph Search API are: get a ranked list of the most notable entities that match certain criteria; ability to predictably complete entities in a search box; and annotate and organize content using the Knowledge Graph entities. The Google Knowledge Graph is an innovative knowledge base used to enhance Google's search results with semantic-search information gathered from a variety of sources.

Ontotext S4 RDF graph database (DBaaS)

S4 provides a fully-managed RDF graph database-as-a-service (DBaaS) based on the Onotext GraphDB database. <br>Access to the database is via a simple RESTful API (OpenRDF API) and provisioning, operations, maintenance and upgrades are managed by the S4 platform on behalf of developers <br>The DBaaS version of GraphDB in the Cloud intends to be used for scenarios with small or medium database size and query load, where investing in software licenses and provisioning and maintaining an on-premise 24/7 server is not cost optimal.

Open PermID Open Calais Tagging

Open Calais from Thomson Reuters attaches intelligent metadata to unstructured content to enable text analytics. The Calais natural language processing engine automatically analyzes and tags your input files in such a way that your consuming application can both easily pinpoint relevant data, and effectively leverage the invaluable intelligence and insights contained within the text. Thomson Reuters Open Calais offers content creators a way tag people, places, companies, facts, and events to increase conent value, accessibility and interoperability.

Open PermID Entity Search

The Open PermID Entity Search API brings developers tools to retrieve entities in two prominent ways: by including in the request the PermID service itself and by searching for an entity by name, ticker, or RIC (Reuters Instrument Code). The PermID Service lets you utilize the permanent ID of 3.5 million organizations, 240K equity instruments and 1.17 million equity quotes from the Thomson Reuters core entity data set. Thomson Reuters Open PermID helps users to extract high quality linked data.

Open PermID Record Matching

The Open PermID Record Matching API is a useful developer tool to match your own entity data to Thomson Reuters identifiers. Some of the features of this API are resolving your Organization, Instrument or Quote records to URLs, reconciling your data with Thomson Reuters data, and using obtained identifiers to get more information on your records from Thomson Reuters via the search API. Permid.Org record matching is the first step to integrating your existing data with Thomson Reuters PermID. Thomson Reuters Open PermID helps users to extract high quality linked data.

FRED - Open Knowledge Extraction

The FRED API allows users to perform Open Knowledge Extraction operations, which automatically create RDF/OWL ontologies and linked data out of natural language sentences. The results are enriched using Named Entity Resolution (NER) and Word-Sense Disambiguation (WSD). The FRED API's methods are based on discourse representation theory, linguistic frames, combinatory categorial grammar, and ontology design patterns.

IIIF Presentation

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) acts as a tool that helps delivering image-based resources to users. The IIIF Presentation API allows developers to request documents that describe the structure and layout of a digitized object or other collection of images and related content. Developers can also choose the different styles of presentation for their documents.