Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Updated CMLRSS feed

After some questions from Jean-Claude, I worked a bit on the CMLRSS feed. It now links to a page with blog items for that specific molecule. When doing that, I also noted that it was not listing the right molecules, so fixed that too; it now again shows the molecules most recently blogged about.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Latest blogged molecules on front page

I finally found a bit of time to further work on the molecules part of the software, and replaced the 'hot tags' tab on the front page, by the eight latest blogged about molecules. Additionally, the system now allows deep linking to molecules in the database via the InChI, for example for N,N,N',N'-tetramethylnaphthalene-1,8-diamine [1]. This is what the front page now looks like:


Fewer 'Unknown titles'

Journal titles are extracted by the software from CrossRef by default. However, ACS journals are not listed there, resulting in a situation that article titles are not given. Now, based on an example script from Euan, I set up a script to extract article titles differently. Over the weeks, however, more and more 'Unknown Title's showed up. Today, I added a few more ACS journal titles, and used the script to write equivalents for PubMed (which are not always picked up correctly) and BioMed Central. Most of the unknown titles are now correctly given again.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Trouble in blogspace...

I noticed last Wednesday that not all blog items are reaching the webpage... there are found and stored in the database, but then nothings happens... But I have not had time to further explore the cause, but will look at this tomorrow again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Update: I tracked down the problem to a RDF which was no longer a RDF feed, but now showed HTML content that the page was no longer found.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

New Blogs #3

Chemical blogspace is getting more media attention, not the least from C&EN's article Bloggers Anonymous. Here's the list of recently added blogs:

I would like to everyone aggregated in Cb to verify that I have the classification correct. Just leave corrections here as comment.