query: the search string supplied by the user.
meta: an object with information about the request, including timing and results count
results: a list of up to ten results for the query, sorted by citation count. Each result represents an entity that matched against the query.
resultslist includes these properties:
display_name(string): The entity's
entity_type(string): The entity's type:
cited_by_count(integer): The entity's
cited_by_countproperty. For works this is simply the number of incoming citations. For other entities, it's the sum of incoming citations for all the works linke to that entity.
hint: Some extra information that can help identify the right item. Differs by entity type.
hintproperty. You can show this to users to help them identify which item they're selecting. This is particularly helpful when the
display_namevalues of different results are the same, as often happens when autocompleting an author entity--a user who types in
John Smiis going to see a lot of identical-looking results, even though each one is a different person.
hintproperty varies depending on what kind of entity you're looking up:
Work: The work's authors' display names, concatenated. e.g. "R. Alexander Pyron, John J. Wiens"
Author: The title and year of the Author's most recent work, e.g. "Touch screen car dashboards as serious danger for causing traffic accidents (2019)"
Venue: The publisher, e.g. "Oxford University Press"
Institution: The institution's location, e.g. "Gainesville, USA"