I submitted a proposal to the Google university research program
so that I could use a bit more freely (or a bit more guilt-free) their Google Scholar pages
. Their answer took around a month, and here it is:
Thank you for your interest in this program. Upon reviewing your
application, we thought you might want to know about DBLP, which can be
downloaded from: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/xml/
The University Research Program for Google Search does not include the
Google Scholar index, so probably doesn't provide access to the type of
data you are interested in.
That's not true, it does. Google Scholar does not have an API, but it does throttle requests if there are too many. That can be dodged, in a way, but what I'm looking for is not having to dodge them for doing the kind of stuff I usually do
. Needless to say, I know about DBLP
, which we have used so far, but does not provide information about references, which is what we need right now.
So, well, tough luck.