Is the True Knowledge API an Answer to Natural Language Search?

Michael Manoochehri, May 13th, 2009

True KnowledgeGoogle has dominated the search engine world for years, weathering the attempts of many competitors who have tried and failed to capture a piece of the search engine market. True Knowledge, a new natural language search service, is hoping to gain a piece of the search pie by harnessing the power of semantic data queries on the web.

Best New Mashups: TweetCongress, SemantalyzR

John Musser, December 17th, 2008

A quick update on a couple of the more interesting new mashups from the past week (our directory is up to 3,555 mashups using 400+ APIs):

Reuters Shines Spotlight on the Information You Need

Kevin Farnham, May 29th, 2008

Reuters Labs has announced the release of their new Spotlight API. Spotlight is a non-commercial platform designed to “allow users to innovate and develop their ideas by harnessing the content Reuters publishes.”

Semantic Search the US Library of Congress

Raymond Yee, April 29th, 2008

As the national library of the United States, the Library of Congress has created vast amounts of metadata to describe books and other documents in its collection. Among this metadata is the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), a “controlled vocabulary” for classifying documents by subject.

Semantic Web Mashups and Freebase

John Musser, March 20th, 2008

Want to see who influenced Marcel Duchamp, or who he was influenced by, or his peers? Yesterday’s Mashup of the Day, Free Influencer, is one semantic web style way to see these connections.

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