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Search for a term or a fact within the database of Factolex.

When searching for terms, the best-ranked fact for each term will be returned also.

When searching for facts, the result is of the same form as when searching for terms (i.e. the results are terms), but as a fact the matching one is returned.

URL

http://api.factolex.com/v1/search?query=query

Authentication

Currently no authentication is needed to execute this function.

Parameters

querySearch for this string
typeoptDetermine whether to search for term titles or facts.

Possible values: (default in bold)

  • term
  • fact
langoptas usual
formatoptas usual

Example

Query:

http://api.factolex.com/v1/search?query=test

Response:

<response>
  <query>
    <text>test</text>
    <type>term</type>
  </query>
  <result>
    <term>
      <title>Test</title>
      <id>ds7y6fFA</id>
      <tags>education</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Test:education</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>serves to assess or measure students' performance, knowledge or skills</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Test</title>
      <id>DYTjoQJl</id>
      <tags>ensemble group</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Test:ensemble_group</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>a free jazz cooperative</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_(group)</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>TEST</title>
      <id>0zh7W0w9</id>
      <tags>instruction x86</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/TEST:instruction_x86</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>instruction performs a bitwise AND on two operands</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEST_(x86_instruction)</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Test</title>
      <id>WYtxEGxn</id>
      <tags>software unix</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Test:software_unix</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>a Unix command that evaluates conditional expressions</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_(Unix)</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Test</title>
      <id>00DjieBP</id>
      <tags>standardized student</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Test:standardized_student</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>often administered on paper or on the computer, intended to measure the test-takers' or respondents' (often a student) knowledge, skills, aptitudes, or classification in many other topics (e.g., beliefs)</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_(student_assessment)</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>test</title>
      <id>DqHnECiK</id>
      <tags>design electronic</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Automatic_test_pattern_generation</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>an electronic design automation method/technology used to find an input sequence that, when applied to a digital circuit, enables testers to distinguish between the correct circuit behavior and the faulty circuit behavior caused by defects</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_test_pattern_generation</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Test</title>
      <id>W7vKwR2p</id>
      <tags>science</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Test:science</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>forms a of part of the scientific method to verify or falsify an expectation with an observation</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Software Design Engineer in Test</title>
      <id>dKv8EMLn</id>
      <tags>american company</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Microsoft</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>best selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Particle accelerator test</title>
      <id>WNsWZfq7</id>
      <tags>ain e-science</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Large_Hadron_Collider</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>the world's largest and the highest-energy particle accelerator complex, intended to collide opposing beams of protons, from hydrogen atoms stripped of their electrons, or lead ions, two of several types of hadrons, at over 99.9999991% of the speed o</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Mixing console/Test</title>
      <id>cJUgGF0D</id>
      <tags>editor engineering</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/mixing_console</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>an electronic device for combining (also called "mixing"), routing, and changing the level, timbre and/or dynamics of audio signals</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mixing_console</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>ABX test</title>
      <id>W7Kv0N8E</id>
      <tags>statistical test</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/ABX_test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>a method of comparing two kinds of sensory stimuli to identify detectable differences</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABX_test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Baum test</title>
      <id>W4D6vlOv</id>
      <tags>psychology test</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Baum_test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>There are 59 aspects of the tree drawing that are being evaluated including roots, trunk, branches, crown, leaves, holes in a tree etc</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baum_test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Vertical Interval Test Signal</title>
      <id>cJTZ9ZxN</id>
      <tags>equipment test</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Video_signal_generator</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>the output of a video generator will generally contain synchronization signals appropriate for television, including horizontal and vertical sync pulses (in analog) or sync words (in digital)</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_signal_generator</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Catalase test</title>
      <id>0irLrO7G</id>
      <tags>catalysi enzyme</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Catalase</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>a common enzyme found in nearly all living organisms, where it functions to catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalase</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>AP test</title>
      <id>WL5FCStR</id>
      <tags>program</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Advanced_Placement_Program</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>a program that offers college level courses at high schools across the United States and Canada</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Placement_Program</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Ammons Quick Test</title>
      <id>cPLO2m7A</id>
      <tags>designed intelligence test</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Ammons_Quick_Test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>an intelligence test that was designed in 1962 by R.B. Ammons and his wife C.H. Ammons</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammons_Quick_Test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Ramsey RESET test</title>
      <id>Wq6BAV5S</id>
      <tags>statistical test</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Ramsey_RESET_test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>The Ramsey Regression Equation Specification Error Test test is a general specification test for the linear regression model</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsey_RESET_test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Multi-stage fitness test</title>
      <id>0aN6TMhR</id>
      <tags>exercise running</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Multi-stage_fitness_test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>created by Dr. Maximillion G. Odoowed Ledgear in 1982, and was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-stage_fitness_test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Early Warning Test</title>
      <id>dZDDNg1D</id>
      <tags>state united</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/New_Jersey_Assessment_of_Skills_and_Knowledge</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>April, or May, and is administered by the New Jersey Department of Education</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_Assessment_of_Skills_and_Knowledge</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>United States Air Force Fitness Test</title>
      <id>dleCsumc</id>
      <tags>air force</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/United_States_Air_Force_Fitness_Test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>designed to test the body composition, muscular strength/endurance and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of airmen in the United States Air Force</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force_Fitness_Test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Figure Reasoning Test</title>
      <id>DsosMUwN</id>
      <tags>intelligence</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Figure_Reasoning_Test</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>an intelligence test created by John Clifford Daniels</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_Reasoning_Test</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Test method</title>
      <id>DKM04gG8</id>
      <tags>measurement test</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Test_method</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>a definitive procedure that produces a test result. (ASTM definition) The test result can be qualititive (yes/no), categorical, or quantititive (a measured value)</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_method</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Andrew Test Martin</title>
      <id>cRrNshba</id>
      <tags>canadian person</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Andrew_Martin:canadian_person</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>most recently worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as "The Punisher" Andrew Martin</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Martin</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>Cobalt chloride test paper</title>
      <id>DCTp0P2q</id>
      <tags>chloride compound formula</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Cobalt(II)_chloride</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>Because of this dramatic color change and the ease of the hydration/dehydration reaction, "cobalt chloride" is used as an indicator for salt</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt(II)_chloride</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
    <term>
      <title>How to test three-phase pumps</title>
      <id>DrPJp1yC</id>
      <tags>tesla wiring</tags>
      <link>http://en.factolex.com/Three-phase_electric_power</link>
      <facts>
        <fact>
          <title>A three-phase system is generally more economical than others because it uses less conductor material to transmit electric power than equivalent single-phase or two-phase systems at the same voltage</title>
          <source>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-phase_electric_power</source>
        </fact>
      </facts>
    </term>
  </result>
</response>

Errors

101Parameter 'query' missing.
102Type must be 'term' or 'fact'.

Error-Query:

http://api.factolex.com/v1/search

Error-Response:

<error>
  <code>101</code>
  <message>Parameter 'query' missing.</message>
</error>

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