This API is currently under development. Please do not rely on in production environment. October 2015
The preliminary API http://data.deutsche-biographie.de/beta/solr-open/ connects to a Solr-based Index.
Each entry is identified by an ID. Two pattern are used
Returned fields parameter
is predefined and fixed (as of 10-2015):
fl=id,defnam, defgnd, r_nam, r_bls, r_flr, bdisplay, ddisplay, bmin, bmax, dmin, dmax, r_nai, r_ndb, r_adb
|defnam,defgnd,r_nam,r_bls,r_flr||string (defnam,r_nam follow a "surname, forename" pattern if applicable)|
|bdisplay,ddisplay||string with pattern YYYY|YYYY-MM-DD|
|bmin,bmax,dmin,dmax||int with pattern Y?YYYMMDD, years are expanded to a range: Y?YYY0101 TO Y?YYY1231|
|r_ndb||boolean (true|false) - has biography in NDB|
|r_adb||boolean (true|false) - has biography in ADB|
|r_nai||boolean (true|false) - is mentioned in ADB or NDB|
is not fixed and should be one of (defaults to xml), where
wt=psv forces pipe separated output with serialised arrays.
defines the starting point of the result-set (default: 0) and
define the length of a portion of a result-set (defualt: 10)
Queries can be constructed following the Solr Query Syntax. The syntax is roughly the same as for Lucene.
||returns the predefined fields for entry "sfz999"|
||returns the predefined fields for entry "sfz999" in JSON|
||returns entries with dmin between 100 CE and 120 CE|
||returns persons born before 1800 with article in NDB|
||returns persons who could have been born before 1800, be reminded of uncertain cases stating "born end 18th/beginning 19th century"|
||finds only exakt matches to the preferred name "Wolff, Julius"|
||finds only exakt matches to the variant name "Wolff, Julius"|
||case sensitive search for all preferred names starting with "Wolff" and having a "J" in the right-hand part|
||case-insensitive seach for variant names having a string starting with "Wolf" and a string starting with "J"|
According to our licenses each result having
r_ndb or r_adb set true
refers to an article.
Articles can be downloaded by SFZ-ID from
A short description (in german) of elements occurring in fulltext-xml.
Since 1.9.2015 following licenses must be reviewed and respected
- articles of "Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB)", given in a
container: CC-BY-NC-SA attribution to "Deutsche Biographie",
- articles of "Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB)" given in a
container: CC-BY-NC-ND attribution to "Deutsche Biographie",
- basic metadata CC0.
The editorial board of the "Neue Deutsche Biographie" would like to be informed about any usage of data.