Placing data on the I2E Server: POST or PUT?

October 30, 2013

Paul Milligan's TMS Presentation

The past few weeks have been busy: we’re fresh from our Text Mining Summit, which included a dedicated training session for users who wished to develop against the I2E Web Services API, and I also had the opportunity to go on site to a customer to provide some focused API training. These sessions generated lots of interesting questions about automating processes from an administration perspective as well as a user perspective.

As I was presenting some high-level slides during the Text Mining Summit, I noted that I was mixing up put and post (and sometimes place and push!) in a way that is forgivable when using them as English verbs, but unhelpful when trying to explain a RESTful Web Service. So after the Summit, I went back to our Developers Guide and back to my notes and started over, to create a helpful explanation of when you POST and when you PUT to the I2E Server.

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Using the I2E Web Services API in your Application: Client Libraries

June 28, 2013
Client applications can independently control various I2E server tasks

Client applications can independently control various I2E Server tasks

When choosing to develop an application that uses I2E, it is important to understand the capabilities of our text mining software as well details of the API itself. As the graphic shows, tasks that are performed on the I2E Server are independent of each other and so allow diverse applications to be created: one app to run large-scale queries and present the information in a visual form in one example; another app to process documents automatically and publish the resulting indexing to the I2E Query GUI is another.

Today’s post is more about the latter: what are the basic details of the API itself; what languages are supported and what do we provide to get you started.

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