A machine readable version of http://www.plosone.org/taxonomy
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PLOS Taxonomy

A machine readable version of http://www.plosone.org/taxonomy

Health warning: This worked for me (17 April 2014) but will probably break if the structure of this page is changed.

Why?

  1. Because I couldn't find a better list of academic subjects than this one
  2. Because it's only available as a webpage
  3. Because it might be useful?

How?

Assuming you have a relatively modern Ruby environment (> 1.8.7) then:

  1. bundle install
  2. ruby plos_taxonomy_parser.rb
  3. Take a look at plos-taxonomy-#{timestamp}.json