PubMed demography variables (and new parser?)

CorText Manager Q&A forumCategory: Data processingPubMed demography variables (and new parser?)
albertoc asked 2 years ago

I understand that PubMed no longer uses the xml format and one therefore has to download PubMed references in .nbib format, import them to Zotero (which turns out to be quite buggy), re-export them in RIS format and upload them to Cortext. Two questions:
(1) Lionel mentioned that he was working on a new PubMed parser: is this still the case and, if so, when should the new parser become available?
(2) When I upload and parse a PubMed database and I select Demography, main parameters, I’m asked to select which variables, and I see a list of acronyms, some of which are quite mysterious: would it be possible to have a full-name list of the variables to which these acrinyms correspond?

3 Answers
Lionel Staff answered 2 years ago

Dear Albertoc,

I hope it helps

albertoc replied 2 years ago

Dear Lionel,
Many thanks for the quick reply. I’m will stay tuned for the new nbib parser!
Happy Holidays,

Lionel Staff answered 2 years ago

Your welcome Alberto! We will let you know, here.
Happy winter Holiday.

albertoc replied 1 year ago

Is there any update concerning a parser for a PubMed database?
Btw, I noticed that the U of Meryland has developed a script to use PubMed PMIDs to download PubMed references in xml format.

Lionel Staff answered 1 year ago

Dear Alberto,
Many thanks for the follow-up!
Indeed, we have developed and deployed a parser for the nbib format, used in particular by PubMed. It has been a few months, so it is not yet documented.

Don’t hesitate to use it and to give us feedback! It will be welcome.
Kind regards,