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Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Agriculture, Authentication, and Cycling. Featured today is an API that provides spam filtering options for applications and an API for determining the course of the sun. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Find an overview of the 150 most useful Translation APIs including the most popular Google Translate API, and latest Lingotek API. Translation APIs allow developers to provide services to the users of their applications in multiple languages, therefore enabling developers to grow their audience.
Of the many APIs we published this week, five were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we'll shine a spotlight on those five, which included the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API for definitions, synonyms and antonyms. We said Webster's API would be good news to education apps that want to include words--and their definitions--in either strictly educational or word play format. Read more in the Webster API post or check out the Merriam-Webster API profile.
Microsoft has just announced the availability of the Microsoft Translator Hub for commercial use, including access to the Microsoft Translator API. Microsoft Translator Hub is built on Windows Azure, and provides tools for businesses to "build, improve, and deploy customized automatic language translation systems."
Kendo UI adds new features that help simplify cross platform development. Microsoft releases a Commercial Translation Hub. AWS Elastic Beanstalk adds two additional regions. Plus: 16 new APIs.
The Haitian earthquake disaster prompted a quick response from tech companies, who have provided practical applications to aid in the disaster response. The Microsoft Translator Team has pitched in by announcing that Creole, a language spoken by nearly 80% of Hatians, is now supported in its language translation service Bing Translator.
If you've ever wanted to programmatically translate text from one language to another directly from code, there's a new web service from Microsoft Research you might want to try. It's the recently announced new Microsoft Translator AJAX API and web widget. The API provides automated translation of web pages and portions of web pages into 12 different languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Russian. The Microsoft Research team plans to add more languages over time.