Google Research Search & Google Translate API

Zwei neue Google-APIs sind bei Programmable Web (hier & hier) zu finden:

Google Research Search API

http://research.google.com/university/search/

The University Research Program for Google Search is designed to give university faculty and their research teams high-volume programmatic access to Google Search, whose huge repository of data constitutes a valuable resource for understanding the structure and contents of the web. Our aim is to help bootstrap web research by offering basic information about specific search queries. Since the program builds on top of Google’s search technology, you’ll no longer have to operate your own crawl and indexing systems. We hope this will help enable some useful research, and request only that you publish any work you produce through this program for the academic community’s general benefit.

Google Translate API

http://research.google.com/university/translate/

The University Research Program for Google Translate provides researchers, in the field of automatic machine translation, tools to help compare and contrast with, and build on top of, Google’s statistical machine translation system. Participation in the program will allow researchers programmatic access to Google’s translation service. A translation request returns either: A single translation, the highest scoring output of Google Translate As above but with detailed word alignment information A list of the n-best translations with detailed scoring information.

Das gerade in der Offenheit für alle möglichen Anwendungen eines der Erfolgsgeheimnisse (obwohl man kaum noch von einem Geheimnis sprechen kann) liegt, ist auch anderen nicht verborgen geblieben. Zumindest macht Jakob Voss auf eine SRU-Schnittstelle für GBV-Verbunddaten aufmerksam. Siehe auch sein Beispiel im GBV-Wiki.