Interface strategy

Application developers can design programs to query the PanLex database. Applications that are currently PanLex-powered are listed at the main PanLex website.

The PanLex project cooperates with developers of:

  • API-based applications: programs that use the PanLex API to submit queries.
  • Snapshot-based applications: programs that use copies (“snapshots”) of database tables, rather than the PanLex-hosted database. We make copies of tables available every month. You can retrieve them and use them to furnish data that your programs require.
  • Linked-data applications: programs that make or use links between PanLex data and other data. These programs can be either API-based or snapshot-based.