Omnilexica as oEmbed provider

Omnilexica provides a huge amount of lexical and encyclopedic content in a unified form. The most prominent feature is that it defines almost every word, expression, name, or title you can find in an English text.

There are many cases when you may want to include a definition in an article or web application, so Omnilexica makes this easier by becoming an oEmbed provider. From what we can find, Omnilexica is the first oEmbed provider for a dictionary – even more, an encyclopedic one!

For those of you who don’t know:

oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third-party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.

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Omnilexica applies this great idea to a dictionary, becoming an oEmbed provider that returns the definition/meaning for the term, specified by its URL on www.omnilexica.com. The corresponding pages are enabled for oEmbed discovery, both for JSON and XML formats.

In fact, this feature was implemented 6 months ago, but it was in beta testing until now.

Here it is an example of the result:

chemistry

noun

  1. the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
  2. the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
  3. the way two individuals relate to each other
People:
  1. CHEMISTRY was a Japanese pop duo, composed of Yoshikuni Dōchin and Kaname Kawabata born January 28, 1979. They were the winners of the Asayan audition in 2000 organized by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
  2. Chemistry a.k.a. Jaydee is a Dutch house music producer and DJ. The original name was Jei D, which Robin Albers changed to JayDee.
  3. Chemistry is a musician.
Group:

Chemistry is a musical duo from Mexico.

Writings:
  1. Chemistry” is a book by Martin Silberberg & Lewis Desimone.
  2. Chemistry” is a book by John McMurry.
  3. Chemistry” is a book by Loretta Jones.
Films:
  1. Chemistry” is a 2009 Malayalam film by Viji Thampi based on a true story about a high school student. The film was later dubbed into Tamil as Naan Gowri’ in 2012′.
  2. Chemistry is a Pakistani Urdu-Language drama serial that premiered on Geo Entertainment on 8 October 2010, directed by Syed Ahmad Kamran. The main cast includes Sanam Baloch, Faisal Rehman, Iffat Umar and Danish Taimoor. The drama’s tag line reads ‘Chemistry, subject of love’.
  3. Chemistry” is a Telugu film directed by Vachespathy Jonnalagadda, starring Sri Ram Kodali and Amitha Rao. Uday Kumar was the producer and Vishwanath Ghantasala composed the music.
Music:
  1. Chemistry” is the third studio album by British all-female pop group Girls Aloud. It was released in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2005 by Polydor Records. After the success of What Will the Neighbours Say?, the album was again entirely produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania again. Chemistry is a loose concept album which details celebrity lifestyle and “what it’s like to be a twentysomething girl in London.” A number of the songs notably avoid the typical verse-chorus form of pop music, instead making use of unusual structures.
  2. Chemistry” is the second solo album by singer Johnny Gill and features a fan favorite, “Half Crazy,” written by noted Philadelphia songwriter/producer Linda Creed.
  3. Chemistry” is the second mini album from South Korean duo Trouble Maker, which consists of 4Minute’s HyunA and Beast’s Hyunseung. It was released digitally on October 28, 2013 with the lead single “Now”.
  4. Chemistry” is a 2005 collaboration album by Buckshot of the Boot Camp Clik and 9th Wonder of Little Brother. 9th provides all the production on the release, and handled all recording and mixing except for the song “No Comparison” which was recorded by Khrysis, while leaving the rapping to Buckshot, with guest appearances from members of the Boot Camp Clik and the Justus League. This album is paralleled by the Black Moon album “Alter the Chemistry”, which was basically a remix album produced by Da Beatminerz.
  5. Chemistry” is a song by the alternative rock band Semisonic. It was their first single on their 2001 album, All About Chemistry. It reached 39 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks and 35 on the UK Singles Chart.
  6. Chemistry” is a song by Dutch recording artist Eva Simons, from her debut studio album, EVA-LUTION. It was released in the Netherlands on March 20, 2013. Although song did not achieve the same commercial and critical success as the earlier singles, it did climb to number 28 and spend 5 weeks on the Dutch Top 40 charts. The song was used in a Pepsi ad campaign in the Netherlands which gave customers a chance to meet Simons when she performed on Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter world tour”.
  7. Chemistry” is a musical album of Zeebee.
  8. Chemistry” is a musical album of Nirvana.
  9. Chemistry” is a musical single of Erik Rapp & Ekaterina Ryabova.
  10. Chemistry” is a composition.
  11. Chemistry” is a musical album of Mr. Shiraz.
  12. Chemistry” is a musical single of Katie Nicholas.
Miscellanea:
  1. Chemistry was a sexually explicit comedy-drama series that debuted on Cinemax as a part of its Max After Dark lineup on August 19, 2011. It followed the affair of an attorney and a police officer, which began after the officer saved the attorney from a car wreck. The last episode aired on November 18, 2011.
  2. Chemistry: In the context of relationships, chemistry is a complex “emotion” that two people get when they share a special connection. It is not necessarily sexual. It is the impulse making one think “I need to see this [other] person again” – that feeling of “we click”. It is very early in one’s relationship that they can intuitively work out whether they have positive or negative chemistry.
  3. Chemistry: In the history of science, the etymology of the word chemistry is a debatable issue. It is agreed that the word derives from the word alchemy, which is a European one, derived from the Arabic al-kīmīā. The Arabic term is derived from the Greek χημία or χημεία. However, the ultimate origin of the root word, chem, is uncertain.
  4. Chemistry is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  5. Chemistry is a 2013 Telly Award winning ad, created by Hub Strategy for Oakland A’s.

Chemistry definition/meaning is provided by Omnilexica under CC BY-SA 3.0.

This little “magic” happens only if a “consumer” (usually a website like a forum or blog) uses oEmbed discovery or accepts the oEmbed provider. For the last case, the configuration is:

  • URL scheme: http://www.omnilexica.com/*
  • API endpoint: http://www.omnilexica.com/oembed.php

Right now, it works only to define terms, but if we have enough requests, we may extend oEmbeds on Omnilexica for pronunciations, examples, and so on.

We hope that in time Omnilexica will become a popular oEmbed provider. This is just the beginning!

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