Wolfram Alpha Java Library by Todd Gayley can access the API to add reference features based on a computational knowledge engine. Unlike search services that only provide a list of web pages where users can find answers based on queries, this reference offers responses from external curated data. Such mechanism can be useful to integrate with the API considering the development of desktop and mobile applications using Java language.
The University of Michigan Medical School created the Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network (VIOLIN) because the vaccine research field lacked a web-based central repository where researchers could easily retrieve the vast amount of data underlying hundreds of years of research. Not only has VIOLIN provided the online database, the database is easily accessible via the VIOLIN API.
Do you have an idea on how to aid writers with spelling, context and grammer and like the idea of a few extra dollars? Wordnik, an online dictionary service, has announced a competition to create a mashup using their API.
Yahoo has revealed more details on its Yahoo Search BOSS, which is undergoing a major transition due to the Yahoo and Microsoft Search alliance. It had previously announced the move to a paid version of BOSS, which stands for Build your Own Search Service. Details have now emerged, with timelines and a pricing structure.