Wolfram Alpha Java Library by Todd Gayley can access the API to add reference features based on a computational knowledge engine. Unlike search services that only provide a list of web pages where users can find answers based on queries, this reference offers responses from external curated data. Such mechanism can be useful to integrate with the API considering the development of desktop and mobile applications using Java language.
Microsoft continues to built out its cogitative services API portfolio with two more APIs now generally available. The Bing Custom Search API and v7 of the Bing Search API are both GA and ready for production use. The Customer Search API enables targeted searches, and v7 adds filtering.
Google's Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage. It may alter content discovery in video.
What's that song that begins "the night we met I knew I needed you so?" There are two new mashups that can help you find the answer to that--right now. Both use the MusixMatch API for lyrics search and present the results "instantly." We wrote about APIs fueling the instant frenzy in September, shortly after Google Ajax-ified its search. Including the two lyrics mashups below, we now list 22 instant mashups.