I am using the eutils API to fetch metadata about the articles. It includes a lot of information about each article, making responses slow if I am downloading thousands of article data. Is it at all possible to only fetch the elements I need?
I have tried XML, medline text, abstract text, but couldnt reduce the response size to what I needed.
I am trying to reduce the elements returned per article, and hence reduce the response size. Is there any way possible to tell the API call to only get what I need?
Eg: Can I exclude the abstract from the response?That will remove a huge chunk of data and will reduce the response size massively!