The DOCOMO Character Recognition Java SDK can be utilized to integrate a Java application with the DOCOMO Character Recognition API, enabling English and Japanese character recognition. The API scans an image and returns specific coordinates of individual characters.
In recent history we have seen tech giants put out speech recognition APIs, allowing developers to integrate speech-to-text technology into their applications. Developer Daniel Janus puts three of the popular contenders through their paces over at Rebased.
NASA has released a new API (the EPIC API) which provides programmatic access to images pulled from the EPIC camera. EPIC sits upon the DSCOVR satellite and constantly provides images from the Earth's sunlit side. Developers can retrieve images from the camera along with associated metadata.
PixLab offers a set of APIs that hopes to meet most of your media analysis and processing needs. Whether it's media storage, machine vision, or image processing you need; there is not much on the media analysis/editing market today that PixLab doesn't offer through RESTful APIs.