Mashups using the same API (6)
Search for slang definitions on Urban Dictionary using your mobile phone. Use SMS, WAP and Email. You can also use IM clients like Yahoo, MSN and AOL.
Simple domain name search tool that lets you find numerous names at once. Uses the Urban Dictionary API to optionally pull suggested words and names
This word-hunting Google Gadget has been XXtended with the UrbanDictionary and WordNet APIs. Now you can guess slang, proper nouns, and more. Plus, read the definitions of every word you guess...
One of the most valuable resources of the english language is the dictionary. I won't get into the history of the dictionary or what it's done for literal society. I will note that incorporating inline definitions into reading apps is not the easiest thing to do. Sure, we now have eReaders like Apple's iBooks and the Amazon Kindle that have dictionary integration built in, but what about the rest of of the text-based universe?
Figshare's aim is to make unpublished research and data accessible by publishing it using a liberal creative commons. Research is posted in a citable manner. Recognizing that some research needs to be kept private, Figshare also provides account holders with a free gig for private storage. Uploading is straightforward and Figshare accepts any file format. Researchers uploading material get a profile page, and are encourage to share as much as possible to increase their impact. The Figshare REST API amplifies the impact of the shared data by giving developers access
Are you old enough to remember using a dictionary, or a thesaurus, or even a phone book? Whatever happened to those quaint reference tools that we grew up with? They've been replaced, in many cases by applications and mashups like the ones we're highlighting today. These mashups use a variety of APIs from Wikipedia, Twilio SMS, Google Maps and more. Read below for more information on each.
Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API returns information from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) which is an entity graph that models academic publications. This API offers 3 main...||Search||05.30.2016|
||The Datamuse API is used to integrate a word-finding query engine. It can be used in apps for programmatic access to Datamuse's websites, including OneLook, and Rhymezone. OneLook is a dictionary...||Words||02.15.2016|
||The VC4Africa API (or VC4A) exposes its data via a RESTful API service. This allows developers to interact in a programmatic way with the VC4A platform data. VC4A, the Venture Capital for Africa, is...||Reference||09.22.2015|
||Trooclick’s WhoSaidWhatNews API creates structured data from the text of news articles using NLP technology. The data delivered includes automatically extracted quotes (uniquely capable of extracting...||Data Mining||09.21.2015|
||Use the OMDb (Open Movie Database) API to search data from the IMDb (Internet Movie Database). The API uses HTTP methods and can return data in either JSON or XML. Use the OMDb API to search for...||Reference||08.05.2015|