More Yahoo! APIs

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

John Musser




Very interesting application Paul. I'll add it to the list of mashups.