Reference mining is fundamental to the creation of citation networks and rich, discoverable digital libraries. In recent years, a number of tools have been developed to address this need, but they are often limited by input format, infrastructure requirements and runtime performance. The most recent developments in this space have focused on reference mining PDFs from arts and humanities literature, but there’s a growing need for a fast, accurate way of extracting and parsing references from a wide range of documents and formats across the full research landscape.
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- The weird and wonderful world of academic Twitter
An old one but still funny. Glen Wright, from Academia Obscura, peeks inside a Pandora’s box of scholarly microblogging.I do my best proofreading after I hit send. — Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) June 30, 2015