The Influence Explorer Text API powers the real-time textual analysis behind the Sunlight Foundation's Inbox Influence is called the Influence Explorer Text API, and it is available for general public use in applications that require extraction of politically relevant entities from text on either the client or server side. The data supplied by this API is a subset of the data available in Sunlight's Transparency Data, and provides summary information about campaign finance, lobbying, fundraising, and other influence-related areas of interest.
Government watchdogs Sunlight Labs has released a new Influence Explorer Text API. The new API provides rich data on the political influence of individuals and organizations in Washington DC. Last month Sunlight Labs released Inbox Influence, a new tool that allows you to see the political contributions of the people and organizations, while viewing emails in Gmail. The Influence Explorer Text API provides developers with the same data, to build their own political influence applications and plugins.