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2009

SHERPA/RoMEO Application Programmers' Interface

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The SHERPA/RoMEO Application Programmers' Interface (API) is a machine-to-machine interface that lets programmers access SHERPA/RoMEO data from their applications. For instance, you could use the API to incorporate an automatic look-up of a journal or publisher into your repository's deposition process.

Scopus API: Home

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The Scopus Application Program Interface (API) enables you to search the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. You can select Scopus data elements and create your own mashups. The API returns Scopus data in a format that is easily integrated into an application or your web site.

Wolfram|Alpha Webservice API

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The Wolfram|Alpha API gives you access to the Wolfram|Alpha platform at all levels—from individual results to complete Wolfram|Alpha output pages. The API operates as a high-performance REST-style webservice, with convenient bindings for all popular languages and platforms.

uClassify | View Classifier

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Classifies the language of a text by looking on about 4000 commonly used words per language. It works best with clean texts but can also be used for HTML pages. For reliable results HTML pages need more text content (since HTML often contains English words and comments).

Mozilla Labs Jetpack | Exploring new ways to extend and personalize the Web

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Jetpack is an API for allowing you to write Firefox add-ons using the web technologies you already know.

inkdroid » Blog Archive » APIs Suck

One thing that bubbled up at code4lib2009 last week was the notion that APIs Suck. Not that web2.0 APIs are wrong or bad…they’re actually great, especially when compared to a world where no machine access to the data existed before. The point is that sometimes just having access to the raw data in the ‘lowest level format’ is the ideal. Rather than service providers trying to guess what you are trying to do with their data, and absorbing the computational responsibility of delivering it, why not make the data readily available using a protocol like HTTP? Put the data in a directory, turn on Indexes, do some sensible caching, and maybe gzip compression and let people grab it, and robots to crawl it. Or maybe use something like Amazon Public Datasets. It seems like a relatively easy first step, that involves very little custom software development, and one with the ability make a huge impact.

unAPI.info - for all your unAPI needs

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unAPI is a tiny HTTP API for the few basic operations necessary to copy discrete, identified content from any kind of web application.

2008

Web Workers

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This specification defines an API that allows Web application authors to spawn background workers running scripts in parallel to their main page. This allows for thread-like operation with message-passing as the coordination mechanism.

ProgrammableWeb - Mashups, APIs, and the Web as Platform

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ProgrammableWeb gets you the latest on what's new and interesting with mashups, Web 2.0 APIs, and the Web as Platform. It's a directory, a news source, a reference guide, a community.

Google AJAX Search API Blog: Speed up access to your favorite frameworks via the AJAX Libraries API

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The AJAX Libraries API is an attempt to make Web applications faster for developers in simple ways: * Developers won't have to worry about getting caching setup correctly, as we will do that for you * If another application uses the same library (much more likely), they there is a much better chance that it will be already caching on the users machine * The network and bandwidth of the users systems will not be taxed.

Spell Web Service

This page describes an embryonic Web Service called Spell. The purpose of the Service is to return alternative spellings to given words. Queries to the Service take the following form: http://spell.ockham.org/?word=FOO&dictionary=BAR

Scopus API: Home

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The Scopus Application Program Interface (API) enables you to search the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. You can select Scopus data elements and create your own mashups. The API returns Scopus data in a format that is easily integrated into an application or your web site.

2007

TagMaps Web Services

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TagMaps is a toolkit to visualize text (well, tags) geographically on a map. TagMaps is available as a Flash component for your own website. The tags input to the visualization can be drawn from your own application - or you use the data API of one of our sample applications, World Explorer, where we used TagMaps to visualize Flickr tags on a map. TagMaps is a research prototype from Yahoo! Research Berkeley. We'd love to hear your questions or comments; please come visit our blog and drop us a line.