Late last week we reported on Yahoo's decision to shut down two of its APIs: the Term Extraction and the Contextual Web Search (our profiles of the Yahoo Term Extraction API and the Yahoo Search API). But in response to outcry from the developer community since that announcement, it looks like Yahoo will be keeping the Term Extraction alive.
Developers may want to add dictionary functions to applications for a variety of reasons. Dictionary use can increase vocabulary, improve reading, writing and speaking skills, supply translation, process language for sentiment and aid accessibility. Here are ProgrammableWeb's 10 top Dictionary APIs.