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How API Calls & Transactions Work

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2014 02:27PM EST

What are API Calls and how do they work?
Semantria users can make 1 of 2 calls to the API. The different types of API calls include:

  1. Transactions – are any API calls carrying data/documents for processing. If you are submitting 1 document/text for analysis this equals 1 API call, which will be deducted from your transaction balance. If you are submitting 1 batch of 100 documents for processing this still counts as 100 transactions.

  2. System API calls – these include configuration calls (ie. You want to change your entities output limit) and transport calls (ie. 1 batch of 100 documents sent for processing = 1 system call OR 1 API call with one document = 1 system call). All system calls are free; however Semantria limits the number of system calls to 10/second to avoid overloading the engine. If a user goes over the 10-system calls/second limit, they will receive an error message.
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