Daily API RoundUp: NASA, Datamuse, Goo, Ping API, Everything Fonts

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Fifeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Genetics, Japanese, Astronomy, and Patents. Highlights today include several APIs for Japanese search engine Goo, and an API for accessing near-earth objects data from NASA. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

APIs

Zender offers a cloud based email delivery service. Zender API is REST based and returns data in JSON format. The Zender API is provided by Sharptag, a business and software development firm located in Lebanon. We've filed this API under the Email category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Email APIs.

With GeneMatcher.org, gene researchers and clinicians can post genes they're interested in and receive notifications when another individual posts matching genes. GeneMatcher API allows developers to submit and manage data. The GeneMatcher API is listed under the Genetics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Genetics APIs.

Two APIs provided by Everything Fonts, a Font tools service and marketplace, have been added to the directory. Use the Font API to access font and glyph level details using REST protocol. Developers can build a font manager or use it to provide font preview options. Font Editing tools are also supported. The Font Hinting API allows users to hint or instruct the fonts using REST protocol and Key to authenticate. Developers can add fonts, list fonts, and hint fonts. The API supports Windows GDI, Direct Wire, and Gray Scale formats. The Everything Fonts APIs are listed under the Fonts category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Fonts APIs.

The Datamuse API is used to integrate a word-finding query engine. Use the API in applications to query words that match constraints like meaning, spelling, sound, and vocabulary. It features autocomplete on text input fields, search relevancy ranking, and more. This API is primarily listed under the Words category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Words APIs.

NASA Patents API gives users access to a dataset of NASA patents that are held or pending. Possible queries include searches by name, status, patent number, patent expiration date, application information, and case number. This API is listed under the Patents category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Patents APIs.

NASA Patents API
A small sampling from the NASA Patents API endpoint / image: Data.NASA.Gov

NASA Near-Earth Comets API provides users with a dataset pertaining to 170 near- earth comets. The dataset includes information on heliocentric orbital elements. This RESTful API is listed under the Astronomy category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Astronomy APIs.

some Near Earth Object data accessible from an API
CNEOS has an API for near earth object data
API gives access to data pertaining to past and current potentially threatening near-Earth objects / image: NASA Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS)

AutoScout24 is a European new and used car marketplace. The RESTful AutoScout24 API allows developers to manage classified listings on the AutoScout24 platform.Users of the API are able to read and write vehicle data, access make/model information or create classified ads. The AutoScout API is listed under the Classifieds category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Classifieds APIs.

The Web Shrinker Website Categorization API utilizes machine learning to classify websites into a set of categories. The category mappings are made available as an online API or downloadable list for integration. We've listed this API in the Classification category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Classification APIs.

The Ping API is a service that allows developers to test their APIs. It can be used to determine when an API is down or behaving unexpectedly, or response times from different countries, or to validate login flow. Developers can test APIs using scripts written in JavaScript or CoffeeScript. The Ping API is listed under the Testing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Testing APIs.

The Ping API generator tests scripts in JavaScript or CoffeeScript / image: Ping-API

Goo is a Japanese internet search engine from NTT Resonant. Several Goo APIs were added to the directory and are listed here:

Japanese Named Entity Extraction API enables users to extract "named entities", such as a person name or location name, from Japanese strings. Japanese Word Similarity API allows developers to integrate its features into their application, enabling the application to calculate and to return a similarity score between two Japanese words. Japanese Product Review Summarization API enables apps to summarize several reviews about same product by extracting important sentences from those reviews.

Japanese Keyword Extraction API allows developers to integrate the keyword extraction features into their application, enabling it to extract "keywords" from an input document.

Japanese Product Review Summarization API allows developers to integrate the product review features into their application, enabling it to summarize several reviews about same product by extracting and ordering important sentences from those reviews.

Japanese Hiragana Conversion API allows developers to integrate its features into their application, enabling the application to convert a Japanese Web page written in Kanji characters into a page written only in Hiragana characters.

Japanese Morphological Analysis API allows developers to integrate the Morphological Analysis service into their application. By using this API, developers can create an application that divides Japanese language strings into the smallest unit of a word that has meaning, called morpheme. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Japanese APIs.

 

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