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Kick-off meeting of the DFG project EXCITE about reference extraction at WeST

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On 4th October WeST hosted the kick-off meeting of the DFG project „EXCITE – Extraction of Citations from PDF Documents“ at the University of Koblenz-Landau. The project develops algorithms for extracting references and citations from pdf full texts and matching them with bibliographic databases. The project aims to provide support in overcoming the shortage of citation data for the international and German social sciences. Duration of the project is two years and besides WeST, GESIS is also involved in it.

The project follows up on the platform which was conceptualised by Dr. Heinrich Hartmann and enhanced by him and René Pickhardt at the Institute WeST at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Hosted on WeST’s cloud infrastructure the platform is accessible at Users can search for mathematical publications and investigate how they are linked by referencing. Results of the EXCITE project will be integrated into the platform at WeST as well as the sowiport database at GESIS.


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