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Given DOI, is there any way to retrieve an abstract e.g. short summary of an article? #98
One way that is not ideal is to simply follow the DOI to its landing page. Most of the time the landing page will contain an abstract. I can imagine it would be possible to get reasonable extraction rates automatically. I can't say anything about whether systematic collection of abstracts directly from publishers' article landing pages would be within T&Cs and yada yada and what not.
If you have a DOI use the API but append ".xml" to the end. This will return the full deposited XML which 'may' include an abstract.
Discovering which DOIs have abstracts needs to be on some to-do list.