More Yahoo! APIs

John Musser
Nov. 26 2005, 12:35AM EST

So in all of the recent flurry of new Yahoo! APIs where most attention went to Maps (again), there were a couple others worth noting:

  • Term Extraction API: This service returns a list of significant words or phrases extracted from a larger content. It's a contextual search technology and is one of the technologies used in Y!Q. Granted, not as readily understood as a Mapping API, but very useful (see below).
  • Image Search API: As name implies, use it to search the Internet for image content. Essentially a programmatic interface to Yahoo Image Search.

Chad Dickerson has an interesting post on the Term Extraction API noting how it's used in creating TagCloud.com.

John Musser

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