Yahoo! Opens Content Analysis Technology to all Developers

As the premier digital media company, Yahoo! publishes tons of content every day. In addition to publishing it, we do a lot of work behind the scenes to analyze and understand that content in a scalable and algorithmic way. Today we’re pleased to open up our content analysis technology to the world to help developers build their own fantastic experiences for their sites and users.

The newly launched Yahoo! Content Analysis service replaces Yahoo!’s popular Term Extraction service and now provides advanced content analysis on either text or a URL, leverages Yahoo!’s state of the art machine-learned ranking (MLR) technology to extract key terms from the content, and, more importantly, to rank them based on their overall importance to the content. The output you receive contains the keywords and their ranks along with other actionable metadata.

On top of entity extraction and ranking, developers need to know whether key terms correspond to objects with existing rich metadata. Having this entity/object connection allows for the creation of highly engaging user experiences. The Y! Content Analysis output provides related Wikipedia IDs for key terms when they can be confidently identified. This enables interoperability with linked data on the semantic Web.

Finally, sometimes you’re interested in the whole document in addition to its key terms. We provide classification for your content as well. We’ll map your content or URL to our deep and descriptive taxonomy.

Y! Content Analysis supports US English and Chinese languages for entity detection and ranking. Classification supports only English and more languages will be added gradually.

Our new service replaces the current Term Extraction Service, which is expected to end on March 31, 2012. We will continue to support the Term Extraction requests, but calls must be directed to our YQL table since we’ll be shutting down the non-YQL service. More details can be found on today’s YDN blog post.

The new features and MLR are supported only in the new request format. Give it a try today!

– Peter Levinson, Product Manager, Yahoo! Content Analysis

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Comment by Info franchise
2011-12-21 19:52:47

I like it and good for yahoo

 
Comment by hubsol
2011-12-21 21:18:02

i am start seo training can you guide me. can we use meta in blogspot if yes than how can i use and if not than why no use

 
2011-12-22 19:16:02

Very helpful for developers all across the world. I am going to read the whole blog now !! Amazing Blog !!

 
2011-12-23 05:07:59

a very good news

 
Comment by forever2sky
2011-12-24 04:23:46

Content Analysis service is very useful.

 
Comment by forever2sky
2011-12-24 06:29:26

It’s very good for every developers.

 
2011-12-27 08:46:39

thank you for your information for yahoo developer

 
Comment by Pressure Digger
2011-12-28 06:57:48

why does it support English and Chinese language? Considering Spanish is the second most used language in the world I’m surprised that it isn’t included in this.

 
Comment by SEO Assistant
2011-12-28 07:32:34

Thank you for such a useful article. The information presented to our team will be Good job.

 
Comment by Henry Abba
2011-12-30 20:20:04

I hope this content analysis surpasses the Yahoo’s term extraction service which is well popular among webmasters.

 
Comment by Vijesti
2012-01-01 06:07:27

Great article, very useful!

 
Comment by Charlotte SEO
2012-01-02 19:18:55

Is there a place where I can register to stay current with the new information?

 
Comment by bohol
2012-01-07 18:59:31

It’s great that Yahoo has intensified its presence in content services. Webmasters want to engage more with Yahoo search index.

 
Comment by Jay Best
2012-01-10 03:34:18

Nice work guys! I will be certainly checking it out.

 
Comment by 1099 Software
2012-01-11 05:03:37

This is really a great move from Yahoo. I will definitely use this and try to get maximum familiarity with it. Thanks

 
2012-01-11 09:14:53

Is there a place where I can register?

 
2012-01-26 07:27:28

thank you for your information for yahoo developer

 
Comment by Rank Birth
2012-01-26 19:48:19

Wow I’m really inspired. I also want to registerd

 
Comment by Insurance From
2012-02-16 16:09:28

This cool thing.

 
2012-02-28 12:00:08

this is a great move with yahoo in trying to be universal. i’m very impressed

 
Comment by msrwya
2012-03-08 23:58:44

thank you

 
Comment by Rakhma
2012-03-15 05:46:45

thank for your info..it’s cool

 

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