We all know that the AlchemyAPI services make it easier to analyze big piles of unstructured data. You take sentences, tweets, articles, pictures, and whammo-blammo, turn them into annotated, categorized gold. With all this rich, juicy structure, you can sit and find patterns and trends to your heart's delight.
What I'm proposing is cutting out the middle-man—in this case, you. Why do extra work when the machines can do it for you? There are a number of scenarios where it is appropriate, dare I say preferable, to automate tasks based on the output of a cognitive analysis. We've talked about some of these already on the blog, so I'm going to focus on things that live a little outside the box (I live there too, great food!). While these applications may not directly meet your needs, I hope they inspire you to find solutions to real problems.