Narrowing scope of AuthorQuery in MS Academic Search API RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm using the SOAP version of the Academic Search AuthorQuery, attempting to look up information for specific authors. If I set the query text to 'Wei Wang' there are over 200k matching records. It is finding all records where either 'Wei' or 'Wang' appears in the list of authors, so the number of records is not surprising.

    Is there any way to make my AuthorQuery more specific? I'm really only interested in records where Author.FirstName = "Wei" and Author.LastName = 'Wang". Currently I'm walking through the 200k records 100 at a time, looking for matches to my criteria.


    Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:12 PM