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EXCITE project collaborates with the Open Citation Corpus

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The EXCITE project, jointly run with GESIS (Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) in Cologne, is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) with the goal of extracting citations from social science publications and making more citation data available to researchers. With respect to this objective, a set of algorithms for information extraction and matching has been developed focusing on social science publications in the German language. For further achievements to this end, EXCITE is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Open Citation Corpus (OCC), which started in 2010 as a one-year project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). In addition to its tools and services, OCC publishes accurate bibliographic and citation data in an open repository made available under a Creative Commons public domain dedication. The collaboration with OCC serves our vision of transparent access to bibliographic metadata as well as citation data for facilitating research in social science in particular, and in all sciences and the humanities in general.


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