Common Lisp library for accessing the Datamuse word-finding API

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A Common Lisp library wrapping version 1.1 of the Datamuse API.

From the Datamuse site:

The Datamuse API is a word-finding query engine for developers. You can use it in your apps to find words that match a given set of constraints and that are likely in a given context. You can specify a wide variety of constraints on meaning, spelling, sound, and vocabulary in your queries, in any combination.

The API gives you programmatic access to most of the functionality of Datamuse's websites, including OneLook, RhymeZone,, and WikSearch.

Datamuse very generously allows up to 100,000 queries per day without an API key. Thus no setup is needed for this library--just quickload it and go! :)

1Exported symbols

  • function words - Get a list of words matching a query.
  • function words* - Get a list of words and their metadata matching a query.
  • function suggestions - Get a list of suggestions to a query string.
  • function suggestions* - Get a list of suggestions to a query string and their metadata.
  • function parameter-documentation - Get the documentation string for the specified parameter to words / words*.
  • symbol +words-query-parameters+ - Alist mapping words and words* parameter names to the equivalent parameter name in Datamuse's API.

Please see the docstrings for each symbol, the parameter-documentation function, and the Datamuse API documentation for more information.

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Dependencies (3)

  • alexandria
  • drakma
  • yason

Dependents (0)

    • GitHub
    • Quicklisp