The Thomson Reuters Open Calais API (Intelligent Tagging API) provides developers a way to take unstructured text (e.g. News document, Research reports, etc) and extract the aboutness into a machine-readable XML/RDF format. Metadata is disambiguated and resolved/linked to the Thomson Reuters professional financial data ecosystem.
Machine learning is everywhere these days including your smartphone, your email, your Amazon.com account and even your connected car. This article highlights the top 10 machine learning APIs on ProgrammableWeb. API capabilities include image tagging, speech recognition and predictive modeling.
Our API directory now includes 43 metadata APIs. The newest is the OpenStreetMap Taginfo API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Calais API. We list 17 Calais mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of metadata APIs.
Why is it that the most common questions people have about providing open APIs are often about monetization? While there are many possible answers, two reasons that stand out are: a) the API is a distribution channel, and when you think new distribution channel there is an expectation around revenue opportunities; and b) if you are the person in your company trying to define the business case for an API to the executive team, there is a big hurdle to overcome, because business executives tend to see an API as a cost center and want to know how to measure the pay-off.