Mashups using the same API (10)
Less than two months ago, Merriam-Webster announced that some of its references would be available via an API. Now, competitor Cambridge University Press has followed suit with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online API. Currently, Cambridge offers five dictionaries through an API (i.e. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge Business English Dictionary, Cambridge Learner's English-Turkish Dictionary, and Cambridge Leaner's Dictionary).
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?
||The SYSTRAN Dictionary API enables to search for the translation of words, with additional contextual information such as grammatical information, frequency of the meanings, domains and contexts,...||Dictionary||01.05.2016|
||The English Dictionary API is a simple RESTful API for obtaining dictionary definitions of English words. The Dictionary API is based on the GNU Collaborative English Dictionary project.||Dictionary||11.02.2015|
Twinword Word Associations
||Twinwords Word Associations API gets word associations with semantic distance score. Because it aims to work with more than just synonyms, users can get related words of the same family like "cats"...||Text||05.11.2015|
||Yandex, a European internet company, provides this dictionary API. Yandex Dictionary uses standard HTTP with access via XML or JSON interfaces. Use of the API requires an API Key which is available...||Dictionary||02.17.2015|
||WordsAPI is a RESTful API that allows a user to query a database of definitions for over 150,000 words in the English language. The API can also respond with specific details for a word, including...||Dictionary||01.05.2015|