Machine learning technology, which is defined in this ProgrammableWeb article, is starting to become a common component in many types of technology platforms. Machine learning has led to the advent of predictive analytics, which has been rapidly growing in usage and is becoming an important aspect of business operations and processes.
BigML, a cloud based machine learning platform that allows users to quickly build predictive models using small or big data, has announced the availability of the BigML Winter Release. The release features faster predictive models with MTree, a new development mode that allows users to run unlimited tasks up to 16MB for free, and new prediction strategies. The BigML Winter Release also includes new BigML API features, including dataset transformations, multi datasets, weighted models and an extra language called Flatline that allows for a new paradigm which BigML calls Programmatic Machine Learning.
This past week 20 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 17 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlchemyAPI, Chatterbox,DatumBox, Geo IP Lookup, Nokia Maps, Quova, Repustate, Semantria, Skyttle and Viralheat. The most often used APIs this week are DocuSign Enterprise, foursquare and Geo IP Lookup. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (6 APIs, 6 mashups), Tools (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (4 APIs, 4 mashups).
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Data Dryad DataOne API. The API gives developers programmatic access to Dryads repository of scientific publications. This is just one step of Dryads goal of developing a joint data archiving policy (JDAP), allowing third parties, research institutions, and scientific publications to be shared. Their goal, at least right now, is to broaden the access of scientific data for all. To learn more about the Dryad API visit the Dryad site as well as the Dryad API blog post.
As days become shorter and shorter ushering in a new season, yet another week API profiling comes to an end. Lets take a look back at some of the APIs that caught or attention this week. This week there were 42 APIs added to our directory this week and our team picked the ones that stood out most.
DatumBox provides a machine learning platform that specializes in natural language processing. The DatumBox API enables developers to integrate various DatumBox tools into third party applications, websites, or software. Through the API, developers can add any of the DatumBox features (e.g. text analysis, sentiment analysis, Twitter analysis, spam detection, and more).
Honeywell announces cloud API program for home automation software. Altadyn completely upends video conferencing market with super cheap pricing for product built on Google Hangouts. Plus: petroleum and gas time-series data now included in US Energy Information Administration API, Amazon’s new subscription API, and 10 new APIs.
This week we had 42 new APIs added to our API directory including an international repository of scientific and medical data, Spanish-language mass texting service, list management, creation, and sharing service, location information utilizing a site visitors IP address, and mobile coupon management service that enables users to design, manage, and distribute coupon campaigns. In addition, we added an office sports tracking platform to our directory.