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Our software consists of two parts - the engine and the API. Release notes for new features, improvements, and bug fixes will show under the Engine Release Notes. Release notes for updates to the API input and output structure will show under the API Release Notes.

These release notes are for Sovren's SaaS offering. If you're looking for self-hosted release notes go here.

Version 9.8.0

July 18, 2022

API Deprecations

The following items have been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

Input Parameters

Output Fields

  • Resume.UserArea.sov:ResumeUserArea.sov:ExperienceSummary.sov:SkillsTaxonomyOutput is deprecated. Use V2 skills taxonomy and its associated output in Resume.UserArea.sov:ResumeUserArea.sov:ExperienceSummary.sov:Skills instead.
  • Resume.StructuredXMLResume.EmploymentHistory.EmployerOrg[i].PositionHistory[j].UserArea[k].sov:NormalizedTitle is deprecated. Use (..).PositionHistory[j].NormalizedProfession instead.
  • Resume.StructuredXMLResume.EmploymentHistory.JobCategory is deprecated. These fields are not output when using Skills Taxonomy V2. Use the normalized profession fields available in (..).PositionHistory[j].NormalizedProfession instead.

API Additions


  • Normalize: true/false. Default false. True consumes 0.2 extra credits


  • Skills taxonomy version: v1/v2
    • For new customers: locked on “v2” (v1 is unavailable unless enabled for them in Sovren Admin - not recommended)
    • For existing customers: defaults to v1
    • V1 is deprecated, no longer updated and will be removed in a future release
    • V2 is an account privilege which is by default enabled, except for some customers who will be excluded from this upgrade (see below)
  • Normalize: true/false (default false)
    • Consumes 0.1 extra credits when true and Skills v2 is used
    • Locked on “true” when v1 is used, no additional credits consumed
    • Required when using skills v2 and indexing a document for matching