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The "Elastic List" faceted navigation concept proposed by Moritz Stefaner has been nicely demonstrated for exploring the information behind the past Noble price winners. The new NYTimes Article Search [moritz.stefaner.eu] project transposes this concept to the recently released NYTimes Article Search API, which covers over two million articles.

Users can narrow their searches through the huge New York Times database by keywords, persons, location, year or organization. However, as the API seems to support only one value per facet, all facets are single-select only.

See also A Yearly NYTimes Article Overview.

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2 COMMENTS

Thanks for linking!

For those playing with the API as well: I just learned that it is indeed possible to connect multiple values from one facet in a query:
query=bush per_facet:[BUSH, GEORGE W] per_facet:[CLINTON, BILL]

Tue 03 Mar 2009 at 6:29 PM

Just a note to say that the developer has fixed the single-facet issue.

This is an amazing resource. You can click on multiple facets, and add a search term to do some really powerful discovery.

Sat 28 Mar 2009 at 6:43 AM
Ian Roberts
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