CORE API

CORE harvests, maintains, enriches and makes available metadata and pdf full-text content from many Open Access repositories. This makes it a useful access point for those who would like to develop applications making use of this content.

To support these activities, CORE is providing a free API. The API is currently experimental and we are expecting a first stable release by the end of July 2012. The API functionality is now being heavily developed, so we cannot guarantee that it will not change and will provide accurate results.

CORE API documentation

The documentation is available here.

Expected use

We expected the API can be used, for example, to:
  • Perform text mining to enrich metadata of Open Access publications or to even perform different kinds of semantic analysis of publications.
  • Semantically annotate (by means of crowdsourcing, collaborative sharing or natural language processing) the publications to drive the emergence of nano-publications in certain research fields.
  • Link publications to research data.
  • Carry out impact and citation analysis in the Open Access domain.
  • Many other services that need quick and easy access to the content of research publications ...

SPARQL endpoint

Apart from the CORE API, CORE also offers a SPARQL endpoint for Linked Open Data enthusiasts which can be used to discover semantically similar papers across repositories. The SPARQL endpoint is available here.