Four short links: 7 January 2010

London Data, SEO Deathspiral, Subversion Search, Entity Extraction APIs

  1. London Datastore to Launch — the Mayor of London will launch a site full of London data. (via Ed Dumbill)
  2. Google Destroyed the Web — It’s hard to disagree with the basic contention that SEO aimed at Google’s rankings has fucked the web. It’s a vicious circle, too: the more fake content sites are created to game Google, the harder it will be for any new web search startup to filter that effluent and deliver meaningful results in competition to Google. This is a grim feedback loop.
  3. ReposSearch — search Subversion repositories.
  4. Survey of Entity Extraction APIs — he describes the qualititative differences in the APIs and their responses, finding that Evri and OpenAlchemy had the best for his needs.
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