Skip to content
Tx Platform
Autocomplete Skills

Autocomplete Skills🔗︎

HTTP Verb Path
POST /v10/skills/autocomplete

Returns normalized skills that begin with a given prefix, based on the chosen language(s). Each skill is associated with multiple descriptions. If any of the descriptions are a good completion of the given prefix, the skill is included in the results.


  • You can try this endpoint out at our Swagger page ( US Data Center | EU Data Center | AU Data Center )
  • To minimize the number of requests, it is recommended to set a delay between each keystroke before sending a new request.

Scope of use🔗︎

The purpose of this endpoint is to provide real-time autocompletions for user input based on our Taxonomy. It is not permitted to cache, store, or utilize responses from this endpoint for the purpose of limiting request volume, or to create replicas or derivatives of the Service and the Taxonomy.

Request Body🔗︎

Prefix 🔗︎ string required


The skill prefix to be completed. Must contain at least 1 character.

Languages 🔗︎ string[]


The language(s) used to search for matching skills (the language of the provided Prefix). A maximum of 5 languages can be provided. Must be one of the supported ISO codes.

Types 🔗︎ string[]


If specified, only these types of skills will be returned. The following values are acceptable: Professional, IT, Language, Soft, All.

Limit 🔗︎ int


The maximum number of returned skills. The default is 10 and the maximum is 100.

OutputLanguage 🔗︎ string


The language to ouput the found skill descriptions in (default is en). Must be one of the supported ISO codes.

Sample JSON
  "Prefix": "",
  "Limit": 10,
  "Types": [
  "Languages": [
  "OutputLanguage": ""

Response Body🔗︎

Info 🔗︎ object


Information explaining the outcome of the transaction.

Info properties

Code 🔗︎ string


Code Description
Success Successful transaction
MissingParameter A required parameter wasn't provided
InvalidParameter A parameter was incorrectly specified
AuthenticationError An error occurred with the credentials provided
Message 🔗︎ string


This message further describes the code providing additional detail.

TransactionId 🔗︎ string


The (GUID) id for a specific API transaction. Use this when contacting about issues.

EngineVersion 🔗︎ string


The version of the parsing/matching engine running under-the-hood.

ApiVersion 🔗︎ string


The version of the API.

TotalElapsedMilliseconds 🔗︎ integer


How long the transaction took on Textkernel's server, in milliseconds. If the transaction takes longer to complete on the client side, that extra duration is solely network latency.

TransactionCost 🔗︎ decimal


How many credits the transaction costs.How many credits the transaction costs.

CustomerDetails 🔗︎ object


Information about the customer who made the API call.

CustomerDetails properties

AccountId 🔗︎ string


The AccountId for the account.

Name 🔗︎ string


The customer name on the account.

IPAddress 🔗︎ string


The client IP Address where the API call originated.

Region 🔗︎ string


The region for the account, also known as the 'Data Center'.

CreditsRemaining 🔗︎ decimal


The number of credits remaining to be used by the account.

CreditsUsed 🔗︎ decimal


The number of credits used by the account.

MaximumConcurrentRequests 🔗︎ integer


The number of requests that can be made at one time. If using sub-accounts, this is the maximum number of concurent requests across all accounts, not just this single sub-account.

ExpirationDate 🔗︎ date


The date that the current credits expire.

Value 🔗︎ object


Contains response data for the transaction.

Value properties

Skills 🔗︎ object[]


A list of skills based on the given Prefix.

Skills properties

Id 🔗︎ string


The ID of the skill in the skills taxonomy.

Type 🔗︎ string


Type of skill. Possible values are Professional, IT, Language, or Soft.

Description 🔗︎ string


The description of the skill in the requested language.

Sample JSON
  "Info": {
    "Code": "string",
    "Message": "string",
    "TransactionId": "string",
    "EngineVersion": "string",
    "ApiVersion": "string",
    "TotalElapsedMilliseconds": 0,
    "TransactionCost": 0,
    "CustomerDetails": {
      "AccountId": "string",
      "Name": "string",
      "IPAddress": "string",
      "Region": "string",
      "CreditsRemaining": 0,
      "CreditsUsed": 0,
      "ExpirationDate": "2021-12-31",
      "MaximumConcurrentRequests": 0
  "Value": {
    "Skills": [
        "Id": "string",
        "Type": "string",
        "Description": "string"