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Summon 2.0 Features Available in the Summon API

The exciting new features available in the Summon 2.0 interface are now available via the Summon Search API. The new Topic Explorer feature can be activated via the s.rec.topic.max parameter. Additionally, the new Automated Query Expansion feature can be controlled with the s.exp parameter.

New Best Bets via the Summon API

With the latest release of the Summon service, launched on Wednesday, November 28, the new Best Bets feature is available via the Summon Search API. To take advantage of this exciting new feature, you will need to leverage the existing RecommendationList section of the Search API response. There is a new sub-section labeled "bestBet" - you can see an example at the RecommendationLists Response Field page

Summon API v2 - Support for Index-Enhanced Direct Linking

With the deployment of the Summon API v2.0.0, there will be a new approach to linking for records in the search results. This new approach will simplify the logic in determining which link to use in the Summon API results. The 2.0.0 version will have a new field called "link" which will be the one and only link that is needed for the record. Additionally, to ensure the Summon API remains backwards compatible, the v2.0.0 Summon API will have a new URL to access the service from: http://api.summon.serialssolutions.com/2.0.0

Parameter Deprectation: s.st

With the latest upgrade of Summon, the s.st parameter is being deprecated for the Summon API. Please update any code that uses the s.st parameter to use the s.q parameter.

New Database Recommender

The new Database Recommender is now available via the Summon API. It is returned automatically via the Summon Search API. To read more on how to take advantage of this new feature, visit the RecommendationLists Response Field page.

New Summon Documentation

The Summon Documentation has been revamped. I hope you enjoy and find it very easy to read through. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can make this better.

New Summon API

The Summon Search API has been reworked to offer new and enhanced functionality to make your development efforts easier and quicker. On top of the traditional parameter based API, the Search API now uses a new command-based functionality to make end-application development easier.
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