The ORCID API documents have been updated to include details of the search API. The ORCID search API is based on SOLR, and will support all query syntaxes available in SOLR 3.6, including the following.
- Lucene with SOLR extensions
- Extended DisMax
Details of the API can be found in the Query API documentation here: https://goo.gl/OWMju. The implementation of the Search API will be released in the upcoming 1.0 release of the ORCID binary.