Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

The energy at the 6th edition of Yahoo! Hack in India was electrifying as we counted down to the close of hacking at Yahoo! Hack Hyderabad, 2013. Over…

Internal Hackday Produces Record-Breaking 300 Hacks

Internal Hackday Produces Record-Breaking 300 Hacks

Yahoo! has been hosting internal Hackdays since 2005, and the traditio…

Demand is High for Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad

Demand is High for Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad

Photo credit to Reid Burke Since 2007, YDN has been hosting amazing Ha…

  • Our new href="https://developer.yahoo.com/search/myweb/mywebSearch.html">term
    extraction service analyzes text and an optional query, returning
    a list of the key concepts from the text.

    You can use the service for a variety of different purposes. For
    example, Y!Q uses it to
    determine key concepts within the search context and then uses those
    terms for augmenting a user's search query.

    There are more cool things you can do with this, and we're hoping
    to see many interesting applications that use the term extraction
    service. For example, a publisher might use the service to extract key
    concepts from an article (e.g., a blog post). The publisher could then
    use this information to highlight those terms in the text and make
    them clickable, or even insert Y!Q at those points.

    Let us know what you end up building with this service...

    Reiner Kraft

    Technical Yahoo!

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  • To complement Yahoo! Search
    for Creative Commons
    that just launched, we've
    also included CC search support in the href="http://developer.yahoo.net/web/V1/webSearch.html">Web Search

    The href="http://developer.yahoo.net/web/V1/webSearch.html">documentation
    has been updated to reflect the new license parameter. Let us know if you run into any problems using the
    Web Search API
    mailing list

    Remix away!

    Jeremy Zawodny

    Yahoo! Search Web Services

  • As of today, the contextual search technology behind href="http://yq.search.yahoo.com/splash/start.html">Y!Q is
    available as a Web Service. Fundamentally, this means you can provide
    some text as context in addition to your explicit query.

    This can be very useful in resolving ambiguous queries. For
    example, if you use href="http://developer.yahoo.net/web/V1/webSearch.html">our Web
    Search service to provide web search on your scuba diving web site
    you might provide a few words or sentences about scuba diving in
    addition to the user's query. If a user searches for "equipment" with
    this context as background, they'll find more relevant results than a
    plain web search for "equipment".

    Y!Q also works well on content heavy sites such as news or blogs.
    Article titles or lead paragraphs often work well as context for
    focusing queries beyond the explicit keywords.

    See the href="http://developer.yahoo.net/web/V1/contextSearch.html">Contextual
    Web Search documentation for API details and a

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  • It's been a little over a week since we launched YSDN, and the response has been terrific. We've received a bunch of suggestions on how to improve our service, and we've read and thought about every single one. We're not planning to rest on our laurels here, and we hope to regularly bring you new services and updates to the existing ones. Your feedback on the mailing lists, in blogs and on the wiki helps us decide which feaures to prioritize.

    I'm happy to announce the first of the updates - some minor changes to Local search that you asked for. Starting now, and described in the documentation:

    • You can use latitude and longitude as query parameters. Hook those GPS devices into your applications and find things near where you are right now.
    • You can sort your results by distance, alphabetically and by rating, along with the default relevance ranking.
    • We've bumped up the rate limit on Local search requests to 5,000 per IP per 24 hour period. This brings it in line with the other web
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  • First off, everyone on the Web Services Team is impressed by the href="http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/004299.html">excitement
    and participation our launch (was it really just one week ago?) has
    generated so far. If the activity on href="http://developer.yahoo.net/wiki/">the Wiki and our href="http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2005/02/welcome_to_ysdn_1.html">previous
    blog post are any example, we really struck a nerve.

    If you're going to be at href="http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etcon/">Emerging Technologies
    Conference next week in San Diego, please drop by the Yahoo! booth
    to say hi or introduce yourself to one of the Yahoos in

    Flake, the head of Yahoo
    Research Labs
    , will giving a " href="http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2005/view/e_sess/6309">from
    the labs" talk to show off some of the cool stuff they've been
    working around. And I'll be giving an "

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  • The Yahoo! Search Developer Network is the place to find everything you need to develop applications that use our search web services. This includes documentation, FAQs, public mailing lists, weblog, a Wiki, and a BSD licensed SDK to help get you started.
    We'll be using this weblog to post YSDN updates, highlight interesting applications we hear about, and so on. If you'd like to send us feedback or suggest a topic for a weblog post, feel free to e-mail us.
    In the meantime, get yourself an App ID, check out the documentation, and grab a copy of the SDK to get started coding.
    If you end up building something cool, post a description and a link to your website in the wiki.
    See also: The announcement on the Yahoo! Search blog
    Paul Bausch, author of the forthcoming Yahoo Hacks book, has posted a good introduction on the O'Reilly Network: Yahoo! Web Services
    Jeremy Zawodny
    Yahoo! Search Web Services Team

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  • Open Hack India: Registration now open


    Namaste! Open Hack India is back, and we’re excited to see what creative hacks the vibrant Indian developer community can come up with. This is the 13th Yahoo Open Hack event we’ve hosted globally and will be the 3rd one in Bengaluru. The event will be held on the weekend of July 24-25 at the The Taj Residency, Bengaluru.

    Registration is now open.

    We will have all the old favorites you have come to expect from an Open Hack event, but we also plan to shake things up a little with more content and some surprises.

    What is Open Hack?

    We are inviting over 300 developers to attend this free event, which will begin with a series of hack-related presentations from some of the Web’s most respected developers. We’ll then dive into 24 hours of hacking using a great collection of web tools, services, and APIs from the Yahoo! Developer Network, and other APIs and data from around the web.

    We will end the event on the second day with the awards ceremony, which entitles winners to bragging rights

    Read More »from Open Hack India: Registration now open


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