News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Martin Sik's Blog:
How to "steal" Google's "did you mean" feature
May 19, 2011 @ 12:49:32

In a a new tutorial posted on his blog Martin Sik shows you how to "steal" the "did you mean..." functionality that Google's sites currently offer. His example uses cURL to get the current Google request URLs and fetch the associated results.

I really like Google and the classic "did you mean" feature is really great, unfortunately when I wanted to implement it into my project a realized that it's not provided by any of Google's APIs. [...] I believe for most developers [having a large dictionary and extend the dictionary when new terms are available] are unachievable. And so it's for me. So I was thinking if I can bypass these drawbacks and let Google do all the job for me.

The source code is included with the post showing two methods - fetching a "did you mean" block to parse or how a term is attached to a Google URL and the results are returned in JSON and parsed for display. Obviously, this is an external dependency you could consider if you put it into your application, but it can be quite a powerful tool in the right situations.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
google suggestion feature curl url json


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Joshua Eichorn's Blog: Understanding AJAX Digital Shortcut Available

PHPBuilder.com: Harness the Scripting Power of PHP and cURL to Update Facebook

Zend Developer Zone: Consuming Google Calendars with the Zend Framework

Reddit.com: Good guidance for shifting to OO from Procedural coding

Web Developement Blog: Curl: Location redirect while open_basedir is set


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


refactor threedevsandamaybe opinion symfony2 testing podcast interview unittest release list framework developer install configure introduction laravel code series community language

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework