Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Something cool made with our API

Very cool


For 20 years, the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) has kept all professional astronomers worldwide up-to-date via their digital library of 12 million records which provides links to ScienceDirect and other platforms for full-text retrieval. The ADS maintains relationships with all major publishers and offers users access to four million full-text article links with some of those links originating in 40 full-text Elsevier journals on ScienceDirect.
In order to increase visibility of - and encourage linking to – their subscribed full-text (especially articles written by NASA researchers), NASA had the idea to add thumbnails of graphics appearing within the article to the abstract view of a publication. To do this, they turned to the ScienceDirect Object retrieval and Object search APIs to mine the images and then linked them to the corresponding articles on ScienceDirect. Until now, the ADS has been able to implement this feature for 32,000 publications.

A view of the ADS abstract page
ADS abstract page

A view of of the ADS graphics page with thumbnails linking to the full-text of the article
ADS thumbnails page

“My experience with the ScienceDirect API was exemplary. A well-designed API with a very efficient and friendly support team to back it up!”
- Edwin Henneken, IT Specialist for the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System, employed at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The redesigned ADS remains in beta release and can be easily accessed while more infornation about the ADS in general, is also available.

Example of ScienceDirect article page with images
ScienceDirect homepage

ScienceDirect APIs are designed to help developers retrieve and integrate full-text content from publications on ScienceDirect into their websites or applications. Visit the ScienceDirect API page to learn more, watch videos and get started.

API text mining videos

Friday, November 13, 2015

Boson Higgs

According wikipedia "On 4 July 2012, the discovery of a new particle with a mass between 125 an was announced; physicists suspected that it was the Higgs boson"

However, scholar returns results from 1960 and 1990, which is 22 years before the Scientific discovery. One result is from Elsevier

ScienceDirect returns fresher and relevant results,