Trying out Yahoo’s Content Analysis API with PHP

Yahoo has a new (to me) Content Analysis API which can perform text analysis on some text or a URL. I read about it this evening on ProgrammableWeb and had to try it out. Its limited to 5,000 API calls per 24 hour period per IP Address, thats about enough leg room to try it …

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Using social networking APIs to prevent spam + code samples

In a recent blog post I wrote briefly about some ideas relating to using popular APIs to help identify and prevent spam that can happen with forms on a website. I wanted to follow up on this with some further thoughts and some code examples for anyone that might like to use them. Here is …

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Prevent spam through social network APIs?

Combining 3 different APIs (Rapleaf, ToneAPI and my own Murrion APIs) I wanted to see if they could be of any use in helping identify spam that comes through forms on websites such as Contact Forms. I built a simple form that could be on any website, asking a user for a name, email address, subject …

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Testing out ToneAPI from Lymbix

Earlier today I created a simple app to test out the ToneAPI from Lymbix. I’m very interested in sentiment analysis  and think tools such as ToneAPI are very powerful. Its easy enough to use tools such as Seesmic to watch out for mentions of your brand name on Twitter but I think its even more useful …

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Created a browser agent API with CodeIgniter

I’ve created my first ever API. I often work with and develop applications around APIs from other providers such as the Twitter API or one of the many APIs provided by Google but this is my first time creating an API that others can use. Built using CodeIgniter, the API has a simple purpose, to …

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