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i'm able to refine the problem...

Statement of the Problem: parse Medline/Pubmed file paths on a Unix system in order to finally pass the PMID from each path to a pmid2doi conversion website < > ... and output companion DOIs…

(1) parse this link and fetch the pmid; "/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/UNC00000000000042/00223468/v45i3/S0022346809003820";

(2) submit a query to, fetch the return contents and parse the DOI value.

If you simply point your browser to:

then your browser will display the result in the form: {"pmid":18507872,"doi":"10.1186/gb-2008-9-5-r89"}

and then you need to parse this JSON format.

Examples of how to do that are at:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use 5.010; use LWP::Simple; # Fetch line from <DATA> while ( <DATA> ) { # PMID is an 8-digit string, surrounded by "/" and "/" my $pmid = $1 if ( /\/(\d{8})\// ); # Query pmid in my $ret = get("$pmid"); unless (defined $ret) { warn "Failed to get doi for '$pmid': $!\n"; next; } # Parse query result, which would be like: # {"pmid":18507872,"doi":"10.1186/gb-2008-9-5-r89"} if ( $ret =~ /"doi":"(.*?)"}/ ) { my $doi = $1; # Output say $pmid, "\t=>\t", $doi; } else { say "doi not found in '$ret'"; } } exit 0; __DATA__ /xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/UNC00000000000042/00223468/v45i3/S00223 +46809003820

i'd appreciate any critiques/insights -- thx!

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