anonymous
I explored this idea recently and looked into arxiv's API. They only have an XML endpoint though so I built a wrapper http://www.arxivwrap.org which converts their data to JSON. As I understand it the DDG policy is to not use that kind of thing (a wrapper around a public endpoint) and I understand all the reasons why. So I tried contacting the arxiv API maintainers through the google group but have yet to hear back from them (this was nearly a month ago).

Any thoughts on how to proceed?
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 21 days ago Link

Jag
We can use this endpoint instead of using arxivwrap.org: https://github.com/duckduckgo/zeroclicki...
posted by Jag Staff2 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
hi Jag, not sure I follow, do you mind explaining a bit more? What does that URL do?
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link
Moollaza
Sorry for the long delay. I've spoken to the team about permitting XML and we think this is a great test project. Are you still interested in building a Spice for this? If so please contact me, moollaza@duckduckgo.com to discuss this.

I'm also on Slack, and happy to chat there. You can join slack by sending an email to quackslack@duckduckgo.com
posted by Moollaza Staff2 years and 5 months ago Link