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Are you old enough to remember using a dictionary, or a thesaurus, or even a phone book? Whatever happened to those quaint reference tools that we grew up with? They've been replaced, in many cases by applications and mashups like the ones we're highlighting today. These mashups use a variety of APIs from Wikipedia, Twilio SMS, Google Maps and more. Read below for more information on each.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The site provides detailed information on all U.S. clinical trials currently underway. With the ClinicalTrials.gov API, the question “What recent clincial trials have examined garlic” can be answered. That’s right, garlic is a therapeutic agent under active research. This data repository contains data on trials of both pharmacueticals and dietary supplements.
The Big Huge Thesaurus API provides a convenient interface for initiating a search based on an English word and retrieving related words and phrases. The Big Huge Thesaurus includes more than 145,000 english language words.