Our API directory now includes 22 sentiment APIs. The newest is the Bitcoin Sentiment API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Klout API. We list 7 Klout mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of sentiment APIs.
Here is an interview with Jacob Perkins, creator of text processing API and author of Python Text Processing with NLTK Cookbook. Jacob talks on why APIs help, on accuracy and domain context in sentiment analysis APIs, using Mashape for monetizing APIs and on enabling continued API availability to enterprise customers.
Our API directory now includes 111 semantic APIs. The newest is the RACAI Linguistic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the MusicBrainz API. We list 29 MusicBrainz mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of semantic APIs.
Roistr is a project that’s smaller than our typical API feature. It shows the falling barrier to entry in the API world even in a the demanding academic area of natural language processing and semantic analysis. The primary Roistr API function is a “best match” engine. It offers an interesting use case to demonstrate the relevance of the service: take a Twitter username and use tweets from this account to find content most relevant to the user’s interests.
Saplo is a Swedish incarnation of semantic analysis. Born out of academia, the Saplo API is built on computer science and applied mathematics. This company is effectively commercializing academic research topics. What makes Saplo stand out immediately as an API provider is its list of active customers which includes two Nordic news sites. This shows that they are serious about the business behind the Saplo API and also successful at convincing experienced media players that semantic analysis is a tool that they should employ.
Now I don’t have a master’s degree in Natural language processing, and you just might need one to get your hands dirty with this API. I see the text-processing.com API as offering a mid-level utility for incorporation in a web app. You might take text samples from your source, feed them through the Text-Processing API and analyze those results a bit further before presenting anything to your user.
This week we had 25 new APIs added to our API directory including a CRM for small business, ebook price data engine, virtual learning management system, fax delivery service, phone number verification service and corporate social networking platform. We gave a little extra attention to two of these APIs in posts about a tall glass of beer data and a 6 sided popularity metric. Below is more detail on all 25 of these new APIs.