April 20, 2017

Stay updated with the latest product news from hyScore

See what we’ve been up to!

On this page, we’ll provide you the newest information about upcoming features and platform enhancements as soon as they’re released.
Last update: November 7th, 2017

What’s next?

The following main topics we’ve on our schedule for the next few weeks/month. Don’t expect that these topics will be released in the given order. There might be changes and unexpected issues which may affect this list. If you’ve suggestions, wishes, and needs, you’re invited to send us your feedback to support@hyscore.io.

Some of these bigger topics will be split into tiny pieces to enhance the service step by step.

Outlook (not prioritized):

  • Feature: Language support Norwegian (NO)
  • Feature: Language support Finnish (FI)
  • Improvement: A more granular reporting based upon the new status messages. – not ETA yet
  • Improvement: Optimization the determination of specific website types (e.g. eCommerce, Application / Services, etc.)
  • Improvement: Optimization of the analysis related to special interest websites (e.g. legal and law websites, improve disambiguation algorithm)
  • Improvement: Enhanced reporting of API Calls under consideration of several responses related to the initial request.
  • Feature: Enable self-subscription service and a self-managed service website (e.g. to set an individual API-capping, etc.), ETA 2018
  • Feature: Self-managed API account, ETA 2018
  • Feature: Integration of several payment methods, ETA 2018
  • … more to follow.

In testing or BETA, will be released soon. Estimated time of Arrival (ETA):

  • Test: Provide a daily updated analytics/reporting via Mail/PDF – no ETA yet, in BETA
  • Feature: IAB Taxonomy v2 (Official IAB information) – no ETA yet, in BETA

Latest releases

  • API Release v2.5.1 (29th November 2017)

    • Improvement: Algorithm optimization for better weighted keyword results.
    • Improvement: surface_forms of a keyword are now presented in a [ list ] in the JSON response.

  • API Release v2.5 (9th November 2017)

    • Improvement: New version of the hyScore.io contextual data crawler. For more information take a look at https://hyscore.io/crawler
    • Feature: “surface_form” – Keyword. Beside the normalized, weighted keywords we’ll provide the keyword in the form a user would read it on-page so that you can decide for yourself if you want to use the normalized or “surface_form” of a keyword.

  • API Release v2.4 (14th October 2017)

    • Improvement: The API allows now allows you to specify which part of the website should be used for the text analysis/keyword extraction.
    • Improvement: Common system optimization to improve performance and scalability.
    • Improvement: Some minor modification to the keyword extraction algorithm which will provide better results.

  • API Release v2.3 (10th October 2017)

    • Improvement: API provides now more detailed “status” and “message” in the API api.hyscore.io/v2/ JSON result instead of permanently showing only the message: “No data yet!”. See API documentation in the chapter ” for further information.
    • Removed: bulk – Endpoint; you should use API endpoint “api.hyscore.io/v2/” only!

  • API Release v2.2 (28th September 2017)

    • Feature: Sentiment detection and analysis enhancement – available in German (DE) and EN (English). New result type:
      “sentiment”: 0.30833333333333335
      Sentiment has a value between +1 (perfect), 0 (neutral) and -1 (poor, negative). A tiny demo of the functionality itself you can demo here.
    • Improvement: In case a Target URL is not reachable (DNS Error, multi-chain-redirects,
      etc.) you’ll get new type of response:
      “error”: “Target not reachable. Check URL” }
      That means the URL or website you want to analyze is not available or reachable. That’s counted as a valid result too. Please keep in mind that you’ve to pre-check the URLs you send to our API service if you want to make the analysis more efficient.

  • Update of IAB Taxonomy mapping (29th August 2017)

    The Latest IAB hyScore category mapping file (*.zip-file) contains the latest CSV-File with hyScore’s category mapping (IAB category mapping). Last Update: 29th August 2017


  • API Release v2.1 (22nd August 2017)

    • Improvement: Several improvements to the hyScore contextual extraction and website categorization algorithms.
    • Feature: Language support Chinese (CN)
    • Feature: Language support Czech (CZ)
    • Feature: Language support Polish (PL)
    • Feature: Language support Hindi (IN)

  • API Release v2.0 (27th July 2017)

    • Improvement: Several improvements to the hyScore contextual extraction algorithms.
    • Feature: By using API v2 we now show multiple categories and their weight (max. weight: 50), including the related IAB mapping (category/code) in the JSON results.
    • Feature: Image URL extraction; show URL of the main article image if available. Either chosen automatically of via the <i>imagedivid</i> parameter. Instead of letting the system automatically choose the appropriate image, you can enter the id of the image div that should be used.

  • Documentation Update (3rd July 2017)

    • Update: API documentation, added a couple of status messages and extend some descriptions.
    • Update: FAQ, added some additional frequently asked questions and answers to the list, such as Service, Reports, Payment, etc.

  • API Release v1.1.6 (28th June 2017)

    • Improvement: IAB category mapping update and enhancement. Several improvements to the hyScore categorization algorithms.
    • Feature: text length (INT) provides the number of chars in the analyzed text. Another indicator related to the size of the text and the quality of the analysis. Fewer chars, e.g. a picture gallery with one sentence might lead to low keyword scores and are less valid.

  • API Release v1.1.5 (27th June 2017)

    • Improvement: IAB category mapping update and enhancement. Several improvements to the hyScore categorization algorithms.

  • API Release v1.1.4 (20th June 2017)

    • Improvement: Extension of more feasible status messages to enhance the JSON response and provide some more information about possible issues to analyze a url
    • Improvement: Enhancement of the performance of the main system. An issue with a higher latency combined with a qualified category response is solved and much faster as before.

  • API Release v1.1.3 (31th May 2017)

    • Improvement: Show the official IAB content taxonomy (category/code) in the JSON response for the requested URL/Website.
    • Improvement: Further optimization of algorithms and performance of the main system.

  • API Release v1.1.2 (17th May 2017)

    • Bugfix: “numberOfKeywords” parameter is now working properly and shows the number of scored & weighted keywords you requested (default setting = 5).
    • Improvement: “getMeta” parameter; Type = boolean (Default=False). Switch specifying (getMeta=True) if the system should return in addition the extracted meta keywords of the requested URL if available and set by the website publisher.

  • API Release v1.1.1 (15th May 2017)

    • Improvement: In the JSON response you’ll get any provided meta keywords (if provided by the website/URL) in addition to the scored and weighted keywords. Info: we rolled back the changes of release v1.02 – start pages of a TLD show now both types.

  • API Release v1.1.0 (11th May 2017)

    • Improvement: Switch to part-serverless architecture.
      Parts of the API were switched to serverless to decrease reaction time and improve scaling.
    • Improvement: Optimization of the API response times to an average of < 100ms.
    • New I/O: Added customData field to increase integration flexibility. Added getText switch to activate/deactivate extracted text.
    • Improvement: Optimization of channel categorization / websites.

  • API Release v1.0.2 (20th April 2017)

    • Improvement: specific handling of start- and overview pages
      If the hyScore API receives a starting-page URL instead of a content URL, it will only return the site category, any provided meta keywords, the site language, url, tld and uuid. Due to the thematically diverse, fluctuating nature of these sites properly weighted keywords and text content are omitted.


  • API Release v1.0.1 (18th April 2017)

    • Improvement:  deliver “always” an API response within < 200ms
      If an analysis of a requested website URL or text takes longer than > 200ms the API tells you “No Data yet” in the request body of the JSON response. If the analysis is finished and we’ve determined the scored & weighted keywords, category, etc., the next or one of the next requests will return a proper result of the same URL in the JSON response file. This improvement gives you the security that the API always answers in a particular time window.


  • Started public release list (18th April 2017)