HEIDELBERG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES  
Epigraphic Database Heidelberg
   

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Table of Contents:

 

Search parameters

1. inscriptions

The generic search pattern URI is the following:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/inscriptions/search?par_1=value&par_2=value&par_n=value

E.g. query for inscriptions with "votum solvit" within the Latin transcription from both Germaniae that are dated after 200 AD:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/inscriptions/search?province=ges&province=gei&transcription=votum solvit&year_not_before=200

You can query for:

 

2. photos

The generic search pattern URI is the following:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/fotos/search?par_1=value&par_2=value&par_n=value

E.g. query for photos of inscriptions from Germany that are part of the CIL corpus:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/fotos/search?country=de&cil=*

You can query for:

  • province (get list of valid values at http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/terms/province, case insensitive)
  • country (get list of valid values at http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/terms/country, case insensitive)
  • findspot_modern (add leading and/or trailing truncation by asterisk *, e.g. findspot_modern=köln*, case insensitive)
  • findspot_ancient (add leading and/or trailing truncation by asterisk *, e.g. findspot_ancient=aquae*, case insensitive)
  • cil (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • ae (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • commentary (automatic leading & trailing truncation, case insensitive)
  • present_location (automatic leading & trailing truncation, case insensitive)
  • hd_nr (HD No. of inscription)

 

3. bibliography

The generic search pattern URI is the following:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/bibliography/search?par_1=value&par_2=value&par_n=value

E.g. query for publications by Alföldy :

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/bibliography/search?author=Alföldy

You can query for:

  • author (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • title (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • year
  • publication (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • ae (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • cil (automatic leading & trailing truncation)
  • other_corpora (automatic leading & trailing truncation)

 

4. places

The generic search pattern URI is the following:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/geography/search?par_1=value&par_2=value&par_n=value

E.g. query for all findspots within a defined boundingbox and filtered by country = Germany:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/geography/search?bbox=11,47,12,48&country=de

You can query for:

 

Response format

The API returns responses in JSON format:


{
   "total" : 61,
   "limit" : "20",
   "items" : [ ... ]
}

Results are paginated with a default of 20 hits per page; you can change this with the limit-parameter, if needed you can also specify an offset e.g.:

http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/data/api/inscriptions/search?province=ges&offset=300&limit=100

 
 
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