Wednesday, July 04, 2007

RSS feed for BiomedCentral comments

As if there is not enough things to read this days I though it would be interesting to provide an RSS feed for BiomedCentral comments. I tried to use openkapow to scrape the information from the webpage but for some reason the feed only worked a couple of times after being published. Instead I used Dapper that amazingly enough produced a more stable feed. The full, unfiltered feed can be found here.

The feed includes the title (with a URL to the comment page, where there is a DOI to the cited paper), the short description provided in the main webpage and the journal (saved in the date). The feed can be filtered for particular journals using this simple pipe from Yahoo pipes that is currently set for BMC Genomics or BMC Bioinformatics.