January 28, 2022

A Reimplementation arXiv’s Search System Now Live (Ver. 0.1)

From the arXiv Blog:

Today we launched a reimplementation of our search system. As part of our broader strategy for arXiv-NG, we are incrementally decoupling components from the classic arXiv codebase, and replacing them with more modular services developed in Python.


The most important win for us in this milestone is that the new backend lays the groundwork for more dramatic improvements to search, our APIs, and other components targeted for reimplementation in arXiv-NG.


The blog post provides details about each of these improvements:

  • Move to Elasticsearch
  • UI “Facelift”
    Better support for author names
    Note: You can now search by ORCID ID
  • TeXisms
  • Better support for DOI
  • Better Wildcard Support
  • More

Finally, the blog post has details about what’s coming next to arXiv/arXiv-NG.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.