I explored this idea recently and looked into arxiv's API. They only have an XML endpoint though so I built a wrapper 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 8 months ago Link

We can use this endpoint instead of using
posted by Jag Staff3 years and 2 months ago Link
hi Jag, not sure I follow, do you mind explaining a bit more? What does that URL do?
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 2 months ago Link
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, to discuss this.

I'm also on Slack, and happy to chat there. You can join slack by sending an email to
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 1 month ago Link