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Open downloadable recipe database?

hrecipe (and microformats in general) are the bees knees and lucky for you are widely employed across the web; here's a list of sites actively publishing hrecipes in the wild; you can scrape and parse ...
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Open API for nutritional information and/or food barcodes?

Have a look at OpenFoodFacts, which is a "free, open and collaborative database of food products from the entire world." It contains almost 920,000 items from around the world and may be helpful in ...
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A web API user's guide for free and open data

APIs are often offered by websites so that developers can use the web-based data for apps, without having the uncertainty and difficulty of scraping the HTML. But it's not necessary to use the data to ...
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Open API for nutritional information and/or food barcodes?

The USDA now provides an Open API for the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference using data.gov. You need a data.gov API key in order to access this, and requests are sent to api.data.gov ...
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Large list of quotes

Have you seen WikiQuote by the Wikimedia Foundation? There is an API endpoint at http://en.wikiquote.org/w/api.php which uses the standard MediaWiki API for there are API clients in many different ...
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Vehicles Data and Images API

http://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/api/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a free API that provides VIN decoding and lists of Makes/Models/Manufacturers/Parts/etc. XML, JSON, CSV Here ...
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API giving ship positions worldwide

I've used MarineTraffic.com for finding details about yachts and ships I've seen in ports. It's a really cool website. They also have an API, but, unfortunately, there is no free access. There is an ...
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How to get the name of a Wikidata item

You probably want this: https://www.wikidata.org/w/api.php?action=wbgetentities&props=labels&ids=Q19675&languages=es The API command in English: Get information about some entities (...
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FedBizopps Raw Data - API

Full disclosure: I am a GSA employee and the Tech Lead for FBOpen, a website and API for search and discovery of federal business opportunities. There is indeed both bulk data and an fbo.gov API ...
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Open downloadable recipe database?

If you haven't already, check our ProgrammableWeb - it lets you search for APIs by keyword, type, etc. http://www.programmableweb.com/search/recipe http://www.programmableweb.com/search/allergy Hope ...
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Is there an open API for world terrain data?

Past Self, I'm pleased to report that just after you asked this question, you were hired by a mapping company and worked on this exact thing, which was just released: The Mapzen Elevation Tile ...
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Open API for SEC data?

You should take a look at Rank and Filed, a relatively new (Feb 2014) site about EDGAR filings, with lots of data export options.
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

You can get page counts from OpenLibrary and word counts from the linked editions on Internet Archive. Of course the latter is only going to be for public domain editions and if you are focused on ...
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Are there free APIs for searching news articles that I can use to collect trend data in news coverage?

Here's some more news APIs you can look into (that are free or cheap - but may have limits on usage): USA Today API - http://developer.usatoday.com/docs/read/Breaking_News The Guardian - http://www....
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Are there free APIs for searching news articles that I can use to collect trend data in news coverage?

Nearly all newspapers have all kinds of license constraints, making exploitation a legal headache, but there is a welcome exception: https://en.wikinews.org All of the Wikinews content is available ...
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Public domain paintings database

Check out the Walters Art Museum Collections API: https://github.com/WaltersArtMuseum/walters-api Might give you access to what you are looking for...
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Public database of book titles?

Open library has a goal of one page for every book, and has the data you seek. It's run by the internet archive.
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Where can I find a REST API of stars and constellations?

For simple, there is a webservice called LookUP which provides a web, REST and XML api for star and constellation data by name. If that doesn't quite meet your need, there's SIMBAD Astronomical ...
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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

Why don't you use OSM's API? A similar question was asked on gis: How to get a list of OSM relations (id numbers) of cities and countries only?
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Are there any open datasets for soccer statistics?

In Kaggle there is an "European Soccer Database" dataset. 25k+ matches and players stats for European Professional Football https://www.kaggle.com/hugomathien/soccer (download requires ...
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Open API for SEC data?

Dev.Last10K.com has a RESTful API for SEC filing data. Disclaimer: I work for Last10K.com
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Looking for geo localization data of golf courses

You could start with the 25000+ objects tagged with leisure=golf_course on OpenStreetMap. To do this, you could extract the geolocations with GIS tools, or create a custom map like they did with ...
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

Here is a python snippet to scrape the page count from Amazon. You'll have to manually add links to the list (just one link now), or read a file of amazon links, or find a way to get lots of links ...
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IP Geocoding Data Sources and/or APIs

There are three sources that may be helpful: The answer on Stack Overflow on how to Geocode an IP Address Free GEOIP has a RESTful API for this specific task The Google Map API A geolocation XML API ...
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Where can I find data sets that have no API?

Another option would be to look at the datasets registered to a US government agency on Data.gov and then contract that list against known APIs from that agency. So - for instance, filter for ...
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Is there an API or global database for sports events that is used by famous sports websites?

You will find that most sports data is collected by commercial concerns who control licensing rather carefully, especially for current data. (See, for example, this from Sports-Reference.com about why ...
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Dataset of major newspapers content

Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives Many lack "official" interfaces and may restrict the use of materials (see their copyrights), but those that fit the requirements can be scraped with web ...
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How to get the name of a Wikidata item

You can get it also using SPARQL: SELECT DISTINCT * WHERE { wd:Q19675 rdfs:label ?label . FILTER (langMatches( lang(?label), "ES" ) ) } See it on Wikidata Query Service.
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US Residential Mailing Addresses Databases

OpenAddresses.io does not have nearly 100% coverage but you may get lucky: http://results.openaddresses.io/ Open Street Map ("OSM") is another potential source: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Converting Geographic Coordinates to New York City neighboorhood names

tamu has a killer geocoder, as well as a definitive list of other free geocoders. all you have to do is upload your data http://geoservices.tamu.edu/Services/Geocode/BatchProcess/ http://geoservices....
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