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Using Our API
The TextWise API was designed to let developers leverage the power of both our core technology, Semantic Gist®, and it's predecessor technology, Trainable Semantic Vectors (TSV). This simple API allows anyone to extract detailed Semantic key concepts from a document of any size. The technology is hosted remotely on the TextWise Semantic Cloud. This cloud based service eases the burden on your computing network while providing access to power of our semantic technology.
The TextWise API provides access to the same three Semantic Gist® services that are embedded into our proprietary enterprise solutions:
- Concept tagging
The TextWise API provides a match service call that analyzes the input text or document provided in the call and returns a relevance ordered list of similar documents from a collection of documents. Instead of simply counting the terms or keywords in the text, Semantic Gist® generates a sophisticated conceptual analysis of the document and utilizes that to compute the similarity between the input text and the documents in the target collection.
Semantic Gist is based on language modeling and neural network technology.
TextWise semantic search offers sub-second matching, high throughput, and scalability from indexes containing thousands to tens of millions of documents. Additionally, the system allows real-time incremental and batch updating of custom indexes.
The matching service can be used with a wide range of text, including individual words, phrases, word-lists (e.g.. metadata), short passages, image labels, Web pages or full-text documents (e.g.. technical articles).
You can match text against our publicly available news, blog, image, video, Wikipedia and Amazon indexes, or you can create a custom index containing your proprietary documents to match against (additional licensing fee required).
Learn more about the Matching service available through the API.
The TextWise API category service call analyzes any input text or URL and returns a set of relevant topic categories as a weighted list. The TextWise Categorization service uses a specific set of signals within the provided content to identify the most important topics. This list can be changed to focus on either top-level or more-specific category tags.
Learn more about the Category service available through the API.
The TextWise API concept service call generates machine readable and displayable tags for easier content and resource navigation. Each tag is accompanied by a weight that describes the relevance of that term to the content, so you can see at a glance what a given document is focused on. Concept tags are generated by obtaining a list of words that appear in both the semantic dictionary and the content text for the highest weighted semantic dimensions of the text.
Learn more about the Concept Tagging service available through the API.
Widgets & WordPress
TextWise also offers supplementary tools for Web designers, marketers and content creators to leverage the power of semantic technology. Our WordPress Plugin for bloggers and embeddable widget for content publishers let you host a Similarity Search on your blog or website without requiring any coding skills. The WordPress plugin requires a free token, which you can obtain by registering for a TextWise API account.
Try our demo to learn more about how Semantic Gist® is used for similarity search, categorization and concept tagging.