BOSS PlaceSpotter API
PlaceSpotter is a web service that identifies places mentioned in text, disambiguates those places, and returns unique identifiers (WOEIDs) for each. This also includes information about how many times the place was found in the text, and where in the text it was found.
At Yahoo, we’re always looking for ways to streamline and simplify products for our customers. With this focus in mind, we will discontinue the BOSS Placespotter API on March 31, 2016.