Daily API RoundUp: Perspective, izi.TRAVEL, JANZZ

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Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Logistics, Tourism, and Natural Language Processing. Highlights today include APIs for UK postal service Royal Mail and an API from Google for detecting internet trolls. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

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Jigsaw, a project from Google dedicated to ending online harassment, has launched the Perspective API. The Perspective API uses machine learning algorithms to determine whether a statement may be toxic to a discussion and helps screen out trolls. It is designed to help prevent online harassment and assist with comment moderation. This API is in open beta, but usage submissions are being accepted. The Perspective API is listed under the Natural Language Processing category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Natural Language Processing APIs.

Perspective API can sort online comments based on toxicity

The Perspective API can sort online comments based on toxicity Image Credit: Jigsaw

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is a single patent court that covers 25 countries of the European Union and is considered a part of their judicial systems. The Unified Patent Court API allows developers to write data to and access data from the UPC content management system such as case number, patent applicant, company address, etc. This API is listed under the Patents category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Patents APIs.

AOVZ allows users to get information from over 125 million property records. The AOVZ Property Data is an API for developers and resellers. The API enables applications to find property owners, market values, mortgage information, footage, listing prices, and more. To access the AOVZ Property Data API, you will need an active fee-based subscription to AOVZ.COM which provides an Account ID and API Key. The API is listed under the Real Estate category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Real Estate APIs.

Hoteliga is a PMS (property management service) for hotels and apartment rentals. The hoteliga API allows developers to build websites and applications that connect with hoteliga. This service includes an interactive reservation calendar, reports, a booking engine, automatically generated room cleaning schedules, and more. The hoteliga API is listed under the Hotels category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Hotels APIs.

Royal Mail is a postal service company in the United Kingdom. We've added several APIs for developers wishing to create applications integrated with Royal Mail shipping services. APIs include: Royal Mail Shipping API, Royal Mail Delivery Office Finder API, Royal Mail Tracking REST API, Royal Mail Online Postage API, and others. The Royal Mail APIs are listed under the Postal category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Postal APIs.

The Word Cloud API allows a user to create word clouds based on text input, either as a block of text or an array of words and importance. The word clouds can be customized through a range of options, including size, language, colors and more. This API has one free plan and two paid plans, and is listed under the Visualizations category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Visualizations APIs.

Word Cloud API

A Word Cloud of Star Wars related words via Image Credit: Word Cloud API

JANZZ matches jobs with people using semantic technology. The JANZZ Jobs API allows developers to integrate semantic job search and matching functionality with third party applications. The API integrates with job boards, applicant tracking systems, or company career sites, and features synonym search in 40 languages, real-time query broadening, and classification of data sets towards 34 official taxonomies such as O*Net or ISCO-08. This API is listed under the Jobs category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Jobs APIs.

Omnitracs provides fleet management services for transportation logistics. The Omnitracs Scheduler REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Omnitracs Scheduler with other applications. API access and documentation access comes with account service. The Omnitracs API is listed under the Logistics category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Logistics APIs.

izi.TRAVEL Directory is a collection of multimedia city and museum "storytelling" audio guides for more than 1,500 museums and 1,300 cities located around the world. The izi.TRAVEL API allows developers to access the izi.TRAVEL Directory to augment things like booking services and travel apps. This API is free for unlimited use. The API is listed under the Tourism category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Tourism APIs.

izi.TRAVEL audio tours API

izi.TRAVEL audio tours can be enjoyed online or on location via mobile device, and an API is available for developers. Image Credit: company

Soundtrack Your Brand provides background music for businesses. The Soundtrack Your Brand REST API allows developers to integrate the functionality of Soundtrack Your Brand with other applications. API methods are available for managing users, running searches, and listing soundtracks. Soundtrack Your Brand was founded by an ex-Spotify executive and operates a sister company called Spotify For Business in Nordic countries. This API is listed under the Music category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Music APIs.

X-Cart is a customizable eCommerce shopping cart platform. X-Cart REST API allows developers to access data bout products, orders, and users from external applications without direct access to the server. This API is listed under the eCommerce category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of eCommerce APIs.

The Medisense Medical Classifier API available in JSON format is a free resource built on top of the US NLM Medical Subject Headings Library (MeSH). MeSH is a controlled vocabulary thesaurus for indexing and searching journal articles and books in the life sciences. The API uses a machine-learning algorithm and knowledge tree to classify text or HTML into broad subjects. This API is listed under the Medicine category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Medicine APIs.

Joy Culbertson Joy Culbertson is a Content Producer, Writer, and Community Officer for ProgrammableWeb. She has been producing web content in the business technology sector since 2001. When she's not tweeting about APIs she enjoys watching baseball and exploring new places.

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