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11 items tagged “openplatform”


Linked Data at the Guardian. The Guardian’s Open Platform API can now be queried by MusicBrainz ID and ISBN, opening up some extremely useful new types of query.

# 19th October 2010, 7:11 pm / guardian, openplatform, semanticweb, recovered

Today’s Guardian, by Phil Gyford. An alternative interface for reading today’s Guardian, built using the new Open Platform Content API and with extensive design notes from creator Phil Gyford.

# 9th June 2010, 11:21 pm / contentapi, design, guardian, newspapers, openplatform, philgyford, recovered

What’s powering the Content API? The new Guardian Content API runs on Solr, scaled using EC2 and Solr replication and with a Scala web service layer sitting between Solr and the API’s end users.

# 24th May 2010, 2:08 pm / apis, contentapi, ec2, guardian, openplatform, scala, scaling, solr, recovered

OpenPlatform Content API Explorer. The new API explorer for the Guardian’s Content API.

# 20th May 2010, 5:42 pm / api, guardian, openplatform, recovered, api-explorer

The Guardian’s Open Platform is open for business. The Guardian’s Content API is now out of beta. Of particular interest: you can access basic article metadata (headline, URL and tags) without using an API key at all, and the API supports JSONP—just request format=json and include a callback=foo argument.

# 20th May 2010, 5:40 pm / api, guardian, json, jsonp, openplatform, recovered, content


#DataJourn part 1: a new conversation. report on the first instance of a Guardian story that was driven by an external developer’s work with data originally released on our Datablog.

# 9th April 2009, 10:57 am / datablog, datastore, guardian, journalism, openplatform

My Guardian OpenPlatform API’n’Data Hacks’n’Mashups Roundup. Superb collection of Guardian Open Platform mashups from Tony Hirst, all of which use free online tools such as Yahoo! Pipes and Many Eyes. We invited Tony in to give a tech talk at the Guardian last week.

# 31st March 2009, 10:04 pm / guardian, manyeyes, mashups, openplatform, tony-hirst, yahoopipes

Get our full university data. “The Guardian’s university rankings are the most visited part of Education Guardian”—and now they’re available as a spreadsheet.

# 11th March 2009, 1:52 pm / datastore, guardian, leaguetables, openplatform, university

Guardian + Lucene = Similar Articles + Categorisation. Alf Eaton loaded 13,000 Guardian articles tagged Science in to Solr and Lucene and is using Solr’s MoreLikeThisHandler to find related articles and automatically apply Guardian tags to Nature News articles.

# 11th March 2009, 12:53 pm / alf-eaton, fulltext, guardian, lucene, morelikethishandler, naturenews, openplatform, search, solr

I’m not bowled over much these days. But Guardian Open Platform is a chasmic leap into the future. It is a work of simplistic beauty that I’m sure will have a dramatic impact in the news market. The Guardian is already a market leader in the online space but Open Platform is revolutionary. It makes all of their major competitors look timid.

Tom Watson

# 10th March 2009, 2:30 pm / guardian, openplatform, tom-watson

A few notes on the Guardian Open Platform

This morning we launched the Guardian Open Platform at a well attended event in our new offices in Kings Place. This is one of the main projects I’ve been helping out with since joining the Guardian last year, and it’s fantastic to finally have it out in the open.

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