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.

Access to the BOSS APIs will continue until March 31, 2016. Moving forward, customers leveraging the BOSS JSON Search API can instead use YPA, a Javascript Solution that provides algorithmic web results with search ads for publishers who manage their own search engine results pages (SERPs). Click here to apply or learn more about YPA, or if you are working with a Yahoo Partner Manager, they can help you explore your options.

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