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The Past, Present and Future of Web API(<Special feature>How to use Web API)

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  • Web APIの過去・現在・未来(<特集>Web API活用術)
  • Web API の過去・現在・未来
  • Web API ノ カコ ・ ゲンザイ ・ ミライ

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Web API has become essential role for information services, especially on the Web. Several categories of Web API are presented from the viewpoints of a provider and user as well as its functions and historical aspects. This paper demonstrates some examples from scholarly information fields, and discusses several issues such as objectives, data formats, licenses, and life cycles of Web APIs.


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