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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2010, 10:00:40 AM »
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The API is for software developers. If you don't know what it is or how to use it, then it wasn't designed for you. TBS has had numerous updates that benefit all users, as recently as two weeks ago when the new thesaurus was released. The API is not for the general user, nor should it be.

Thanks Jon,

I've been wasting time trying to figure out how to use it!! ::) ;)

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Ah - but I didn't even try!  ;D  :D

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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2010, 10:43:56 AM »
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Thanks Jon, I've been wasting time trying to figure out how to use it!! Roll Eyes Wink HoneyJo
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Ah - but I didn't even try!

Smarty Britches! :D

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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2010, 12:42:55 AM »
Heh, I have worked with web software for a while, and as soon as I read "API", I knew that it wasn't something that I wanted to deal with.

For those that don't know, this API is a way to link Jon's software into another piece of software to add the thesaurus function into other software.

For all those people moaning that it isn't for 'regular' users, just think that other developers will now be able to build software using the spinner capabilities, which will benefit all kinds of users.

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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2010, 06:13:00 AM »
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For all those people moaning that it isn't for 'regular' users, just think that other developers will now be able to build software using the spinner capabilities, which will benefit all kinds of users.

Webnet,

I can't speak for Miss TBS :D,

But I was bragging not moaning!!

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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2010, 07:34:00 PM »
Haven't tried it either.

Oh HoneyJo no britches for me please  ;D




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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2010, 07:44:37 PM »
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Haven't tried it either.
Oh HoneyJo no britches for me please  Grin

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Don't try them on if you don't want to wear them.. ;)

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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 08:21:39 AM »
Hey Jon,

Will you be extending the API at all? I'd like to be able to pass my spin formatted text to the api and get the post spin version back. I'm saving my articles in my management DB and I'd rather not re-invent the wheel by writing my own parser.

Thanks

Steve

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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010, 04:34:23 PM »
That's not a bad idea Steve. Let me give it some thought.

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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2010, 05:01:58 PM »
Okay, done Steve.  There's now a "randomSpin" function that you can pass some spin-formatted text which will return a randomly spun version.

For the API call details login to the back-end at:

http://thebestspinner.com/?action=login

Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2010, 12:00:04 PM »
Hello does the API support protected terms? Its pretty horrible when the primary keywords get spun =(

Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2010, 03:19:02 PM »
Hello does the API support protected terms? Its pretty horrible when the primary keywords get spun =(

Has this been thought about? It's a rather important feature, and really should be too much an issue getting it into the api.

Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2010, 10:08:05 AM »
Thanks Jon!

Been a bit busy and just getting around to using the API. I'll let you know how i get on with the spinner  :)

Cheers!!

Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 02:06:08 PM »
Hi Jon,

well I got the calls coded and set up, then tried to spin an article. It doesn't work because of the 5000 character limit. In the API docs it says 5000 words so I thought I was OK. My average char length for a spinnable article is about 30k characters as I use 2 or 3 alternative paragraphs and then do word replacement. I can't even get most of my paragraphs inside this limit  :(

Any chance of expanding it? 5000 words would be good  :)

BTW the call works fine below the limit, I can spin my headings!

Cheers

Steve

Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2010, 12:41:57 AM »
Hi folks,
can anybody explain why the API doesn't return synonyms for each word even when it has them in database?
For example when using identifySynonyms method on your example sentence "Losing weight can be a difficult thing to do" you'll get synonyms for all the words/phrases except the word "difficult" despite there are tens of synonyms available in desktop version. The workaround would be to call second method replaceEveryonesFavorites which returns results also for word difficult and to combine the two outputs, but seems to me bit complicated...

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Re: The Best Spinner API is now public and no longer requires quota.
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2010, 08:38:06 AM »
Hi folks,
can anybody explain why the API doesn't return synonyms for each word even when it has them in database?
For example when using identifySynonyms method on your example sentence "Losing weight can be a difficult thing to do" you'll get synonyms for all the words/phrases except the word "difficult" despite there are tens of synonyms available in desktop version. The workaround would be to call second method replaceEveryonesFavorites which returns results also for word difficult and to combine the two outputs, but seems to me bit complicated...


I am not using the API but - you wouldn't have the word "difficult" included in your protected terms tab?