Today we launched a larger update which includes some fundamental changes. The first one is this blog, which we opened for announcing updates and other BibSonomy related infos.
The most fundamental change is probably the generation of the hashes for publications. There are now two hashes available: a more strict one which includes entry type, title, author, editor, journal, booktitle, key and year and a broader hash which includes only title, author, editor and year in a normalized fashion. This is also described in the FAQ.
Furthermore we tweaked the layout a bit and added some hints to input boxes, which show, for example, which fields are mandatory.
Besides whitespace and the plus sign (which is converted to * automatically), every character is allowed to be contained in a tag. Especially the minus sign is allowed now.
The next improvement we are working on is a tag recommender together with enhanced tag editing functionality. ·
Output of BibTeX now includes tags in a field called "keywords", which is more common than "tags". When importing BibTeX, both fields are merged.
If you post a single BibTeX snippet, which you already have, you can see the duplicate on the edit bibtex page. Furthermore the postBookmark button has been updated: selected text from the page is now automatically included in the description/comment field. On the settings page you can now update your email address, as well as your homepage and real name. ·
The Semantic Web is the idea of having data on the Web defined and linked in a way that it can be used for more effective discovery, automation, integration, and reuse across various applications. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is considered to be an important basis for the realisation of this vision. The bib2rdf tool translates the structured data that is contained in BibTeX bibliographies into an RDF-compliant form, which makes a vast amount of bibliographical information available for Semantic Web applications. ·
The Java BibTeX-To-RDF Converter allows to convert BibTeX files to an RDF format according to the SWRC ontology. It has been developed by Peter Haase and Björn Schnizler in the scope of the SWAP project.
As BibTeX Parser we have used JavaBib Parser by Johannes Henkel. ·
With the advent of the semantic web, several projects have started to translate this bibliographic information to RDF. bibtex2rdf is a highly configurable translator from BibTeX to RDF which allows to do exactly that. ·
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