ASReview provides users an API to interact directly with the underlying ASReview machinery. This provides researchers an interface to study the behavior of algorithms and develop custom workflows. The following figure shows the available interfaces for interacting with the ASReview software:

ASReview API
  • The REST API uses a Flask REST API to provide a method to let the React front-end communicate with the backend and algorithms. The REST API is not documented at the moment and should be considered ‘internal use only’.
  • The Command Line is an interface to open ASReview LAB, to run simulations, and more. See Simulation for example usage.
  • The API Reference is a low level Python interface for ASReview. This interface requires detailed knowledge about the workings of the software. There is extensive documentation available on the functions, classes, modules. An outline for usage can be found in Programming Interface (API).