Speaking at the Open Citation Workshop in Bologna, Dr. Philipp Mayr-Schlegel (GESIS) on behalf of the EXCITE project consortium has accounced and demonstrated the release of the novel EXCITE toolchain that allows for extracting literature references from PDFs and matching them against available bibliographic databases. The toolchain has been developed by WeST and GESIS to support citation practices in the German social sciences, e.g. for recognizing references in footnotes, but it is sufficiently versatile to cater to a wide set of needs. The software is freely available on Github, but tests can also be performed through the online demo, which is available with further detail information at: https://west.uni-koblenz.de/en/research/excite.
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