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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?

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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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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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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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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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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Are there free APIs for searching news articles that I can use to collect trend data in news coverage?

R Your requirements are fairly specific, and I am posting this for future readers of this post having less restrictive requirements. If you are into R, you can use the tm.plugin.webmining package. ...
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Does data stored in Mendeley qualify as open data?

Data Mendeley does not seem to grant me any license to reuse the content (in particular the academic papers uploaded by other users), so by default the data must be considered closed: We are not ...
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Public domain paintings database

The Art section of Datahub.io has several good candidates - For example, the Wikimedia Paintings page. It's not an API, but you can download all image files from this page by a command like this: ...
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Any uses of Hydra Core Vocabulary?

If you mean Hydra-based Web APIs that closely resemble current JSON-based APIs, than I guess the answer is that no "significant site or project" has published anything production ready yet. Quite of a ...
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Soccer leagues/teams/players API

Football data is a page with free statistics in .csv with a large data about matches, beats, results, players and other interesting facts. Another very common used by journalists (a friend who is in ...
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How to get soccer players Wikipedia URL?

First of all, if you want the page content, the best way to do this isn't by scraping, but by processing one of the database dumps - you can do this locally, and it'll allow you to get the raw page ...
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API to get Wikimedia Commons categories that are near a particular latitude/longitude

There is a more direct way to get this from Wikidata, if you want an API. That's the API used by AutoList. Returns JSON or JSONP. Example query to retrieve all Commons categories within 0.1 kilometer ...
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Is there an API for soft erotic pictures?

Not specifically a soft erotic API, but you can use flickr and I'm going to assume tumblr, to get what you are asking for. flickr's API is incredibly stable, you'll just have to filter out what is/is ...
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