I posted to the mailing list two issues over the weekend.
One about result number restriction:
I was just reading the documentation which gives the following URL as an example:
http://api.search.yahoo.com/MyWebService/V1/relatedTags?appid=YahooDemo&tag=yahoo&results=2 It is supposed to return only two results yet all 48 are returned? Is this correct? I need to start using this API and I don't know if it will return the correct results.
And the other about Contextual term extraction not processing results after an HTML style tag. i.e anything that has a "<" or ">" in:
I have been playing with the contextual term extraction API, and I have noticed (well at least I think I have) that if there is a HTML tag in the text for term extraction then the term extraction API doesn't examine data after the starting tag.
For instance if I had the following text:
I have been trying to play with Blogger BackLinks, and I can say that I don't really like them. I don't really like them because people have to use them! I was expecting Blogger Backlinks to automatically link into the Google Blog search to find a list of all the blogs that link to my post. And then update my page from there.
I think what I will do is develop a version that does use them, it will fire a query off to Google and see what happens from there. I mean, after all Google Blog search allows you to do this, and export the results as RSS.
The API only seems to analyse up to and including href="xyzabc">. Anything after this in not included in the results.
Has anyone else experienced this?
I got two replies on Monday (1 day after I posted the problem), one confirming that it is a bug that is being worked on and the other confirming that my problem has just been fixed. Way to go Yahoo! That is the way that I like to see services run. Keep up the good work.