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Top-level package for ACM DL Searcher.

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A simple command line tool to collect the entries on a particular venue and in acm and run searches on them.


pip install acm-dl-searcher


If getting the entries from the CHI 16 Conference:

  • To get the entries of a particular venue:

    acm-dl-searcher get 10.1145/2858036 --short-name "CHI 16""

    This will download all the entries and their abstracts. The short-name provided can be anything. The first parameter expected for amc-dl-searcher get is the doi of the venue.

  • To list all the venues saved:

    acm-dl-searcher list
  • To search the from the saved venues:

    acm-dl-searcher search "adaptive"

    This will search all the venues obtained through acm-dl-searcher get, and list out the paper and titles that contain the phrase “adaptive” in the abstract or title. Currently the searcher uses a fuzzy search with a maximum difference of 2.

    To narrow the search to particular venue(s) use the option --venue-short-name-filter:

    acm-dl-searcher search "adaptive" --venue-short-name-filter "CHI"

    This will list out the matches from venues whose short name contain “CHI”.

    To print out the abstracts as well use the option --print-abstracts:

    acm-dl-searcher search "adaptive" --print-abstracts

    To view the results on the browser use the option --html:

    acm-dl-searcher search "adaptive" --html


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