What is the difference between high-level and low-level APIs?


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  1. #1
    nmtechie Guest

    What is the difference between high-level and low-level APIs?


    I am new to Java technology and I have downloaded the eVe Java Developers
    Toolkit from www.evisionglobal.com. The eVe SDK is used to develop visual
    search engines. Instead of searching by a keyword, you find similar images
    by using a sample image. Here is my problem, I have downloaded and installed
    the kit. I have downloaded and ran the sample application; however, what
    is an API? I am wanting to try my own application and eVe's SDK has a high-level
    API and a low-level API. Is there a difference? I have read the documentation
    that comes with the kit, but I just don't seem to be getting anywhere. Could
    someone explain to me the difference? Which one is better to use for a basic
    search? Which one is better for a complex search?


  2. #2
    Paul Clapham Guest

    Re: What is the difference between high-level and low-level APIs?

    API: Application Program Interface. A specification for standard program
    routines that can be called by other programs. High-level usually means
    generic and relatively simple, low-level usually means more detail-oriented
    and hence capable of more detailed control. All of that is irrelevant to
    simple versus complex searches, I expect, but it's hard to guess what that
    really means.]

    PC2

    "nmtechie" <nmtechie@netzero.net> wrote in message
    news:3b369d80@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am new to Java technology and I have downloaded the eVe Java Developers
    > Toolkit from www.evisionglobal.com. The eVe SDK is used to develop visual
    > search engines. Instead of searching by a keyword, you find similar images
    > by using a sample image. Here is my problem, I have downloaded and

    installed
    > the kit. I have downloaded and ran the sample application; however, what
    > is an API? I am wanting to try my own application and eVe's SDK has a

    high-level
    > API and a low-level API. Is there a difference? I have read the

    documentation
    > that comes with the kit, but I just don't seem to be getting anywhere.

    Could
    > someone explain to me the difference? Which one is better to use for a

    basic
    > search? Which one is better for a complex search?
    >




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