Yahoo! Term Extraction Web Service

Just finished up using one of my favorite and what seems to be little well known web service, the Term Extraction from the folks a Yahoo! You feed it some content and it returns a list of significant words from the content. This simple service can be incredibly useful.

For instance I recently used this service to scan an article on a site and using the words that it returns, as tags to pull relevant photos from Flickr to go along with the article. So in this case I used it to pull tags from a body of text, very cool. You can also use YQL to make calls to it as well.

2 replies on “Yahoo! Term Extraction Web Service”

Hi Andraz,

Thanks for sharing the Zemanta API, that looks like something I’d definitely like to check out.

I don’t recall hearing anything regarding the shut down of the Yahoo Term Extraction (some search rumors as of late), if you have heard more please share.

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