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Boss and Cap

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Boss and Cap

  1. 1. Finding stuff on the web using Yahoo! BOSS by Yash Dayal http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazurite/3486691753/
  2. 2. Yahoo! BOSS 3 © Wikipedia
  3. 3. Yahoo! BOSS 4 BUILD your OWN SEARCH SERVICE
  4. 4. An API interface, like a gateway to our search data stores 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianus/9033400968/
  5. 5. Build your own powerful Search Applications 6
  6. 6. Why do you need to know BOSS? 7
  7. 7. BOSS allows you to search web, news images and blogs 8
  8. 8. You can even Monetize your applications using Search Ads from BOSS 9
  9. 9. What can you customize? Flexibility to Blend and Re-Rank Results •  Create your own look and feel •  Change Ranking •  Mix with other API’s 10
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  12. 12. How do I start hacking with Yahoo! BOSS ? 13
  13. 13. BOSS uses oAuth based authentication 14
  14. 14. Get a free consumer key and secret from http://hackindiahyderabad.pbworks.com 15
  15. 15. The easiest way to test stuff out is to use the YQL Console 16 http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console
  16. 16. 1 2 Results 3
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tales2astonish/7650259628/
  18. 18. select * from boss.search where q=”Iron Man" and service="images" and ck="..." and secret="..."
  19. 19. select * from boss.search where q=”Iron Man" and service="news” and ck="..." and secret="..."
  20. 20. select * from boss.search where q=”Iron Man" and sites="imdb.com, movies.yahoo.com" and ck="..." and secret="..."
  21. 21. You can check spellings and get suggestions 26
  22. 22. Spell  Check  and  Correc/on   select * from boss.search where q=”Irin Man” and service="spelling" and ck="..." and secret="..."
  23. 23. CONTENT ANALYSIS http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_goddard/5188180370/
  24. 24. select * from contentanalysis.analyze where text="Yahoo! kicks off OpenHack at Hyderabad"
  25. 25. Content Analysis from a URL select * from contentanalysis.analyze where url="http://www.cnn.com/"
  26. 26. QueryCheatsheet Find images of “Iron Man” select * from boss.search where q=”Iron Man" and service="images" and ck="..." and secret="..." Find reviews of “Iron Man” select * from boss.search where q="reviews in title: Iron Man" and service="web" and ck="..." and secret="…" Search for Iron Man but not the movie: select * from boss.search where q=”Iron Man -movie" and ck="..." and secret="... " Search pdfs of “Iron Man” select * from boss.search where q=”Iron Man" and type="pdf" and ck="..." and secret="..."
  27. 27. QueryCheatsheet Find all the news of “Iron Man” select * from boss.search where q="Iron Man" and service="news" and ck="..." and secret="..." Get long abstracts in the results select * from boss.search where q="Iron Man" and abstract="long" and ck="..." and secret="…" Retrieve 51-100 results of the query select * from boss.search where q="Iron Man" and start=51 and ck="..." and secret="... "
  28. 28. ALMOST BREAK TIME….
  29. 29. www.duckduckgo.com
  30. 30. More Resources Yahoo! BOSS: http://developer.yahoo.com/boss/ BOSS Search Technical Documentation: http://developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/boss_api_guide/ BOSS Geo Technical Documentation: http://developer.yahoo.com/boss/geo/ YQL: http://developer.yahoo.com/yql oAuth: http://oauth.net/ Open Social: http://www.opensocial.org/ Open Data: http://theinfo.org Alt Search Engines: http://www.altsearchengines.com/
  31. 31. Thanks!! http://flickr.com/photos/42788859@N00/318947873/

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