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CABRef: Cross-Referencing into an Abstracts Database

Ann Apps and Ross MacIntyre

Paper presented by Ann Apps at:
ELPUB2001 - Fifth ICCC/IFIP Conference in Electronic Publishing: "2001: an Electronic Publishing Odyssey", University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 5-7 July 2001.

Published in the Conference Proceedings by IOS Press, pp 256-265.

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This paper describes a prototype system, CABRef, which provides seamless linking from a citation in the bibliography of an electronic journal article to a detailed abstract of the cited work, within a particular research domain. Publishers of journal articles will query CABRef to determine the URL links to embed in their article bibliographies which enable end-user cross-reference navigation. The abstracts within CABRef, and their discovery metadata, are encoded in XML and processed with XML-aware software. The CABRef XML abstracts database is updated using data exported from the CABI abstracts production database on a regular basis when abstracts are 'published', involving a simple extra step in the CABI abstracts production process.
Keywords: abstract, cross-reference, linking, Dublin Core, XML

9 August 2002

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