Syllabs develops technologies for semantic analysis of text content. The Syllabs API, lets developers integrate the functionality of the semantic analysis platform in their own web site or application. The API currently offers the following functionality:
Language detection: the API can automatically identify the language and encoding of your text.
Information extraction: the API can extract key terms and ï¿½named entitiesï¿½ (people, placesï¿½) from your text, that you can use to add semantic tags to your content.
Related keywords: Starting with one or more terms, the API can generate a set of related keywords, that you can use to link to similar topics.
The Syllabs API is currently available to select partners as part of a private beta program. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
Syllabs is a Paris-based semantic processing service. This company likely has academic roots, based on the number of public research laboratories with whom it partners. The impression presented on the website is that the Syllabs API offering will continue to grow and change as its consulting business thrives. The company even offers to develop custom private APIs to fill the particular language processing need that you may have. Clearly Syllabs sees its API as a key component of running a consulting business. It’s a little ‘try before you buy’ strategy.