[acawiki-general] Fwd: comments on BibTeX import, from Jim Pitman
jodi at acawiki.org
Mon Oct 26 09:15:30 EDT 2009
Thanks for the comments!
Do you think it would make sense for the user to pick what field to use for
the summary, when importing from BibTeX? This could be the note, abstract,
or a custom field (since BibTeX ignores fields that aren't in the original
As you say, 'note' may hold other information. But 'abstract' is a bit
problematic because the summary may not be the paper's abstract.
> By the way, do you plan to make the code for the BibTeX importer open?
I'll ask our programmer about this!
>As for scrambling copyrighted abstracts, there are a number of tools
>which do this, e.g.
>http://www.biosemantics.org/jane/ <http://www.biosemantics.org/jane/> .
Thanks, Daniel--I hadn't noticed this option in Jane:
"We therefore included an option in Jane to 'scramble' your input (see the
> button below the input box). Scrambling simply entails putting all the words
> in alphabetical order, and this is done by your browser (i.e. no information
> is sent for the scrambling). We admit that putting the words in alphabetical
> order does not completely disguise your input, but it does make it extremely
> hard to read, and it has no effect on the performance of Jane."
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From: Daniel Mietchen <daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [acawiki-general] Fwd: comments on BibTeX import, from Jim
To: jodi at acawiki.org
On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Jodi Schneider <jodi at acawiki.org> wrote:
> Hi AcaWiki general list!
> Jim Pitman gave permission to share these comments.
> What's essential to change for our BibTeX import now? In particular--do
> think the AcaWiki summary should be pulling from the note field (leaving
> abstract field for the official summary)?
I agree with Jim that this is not a good idea, since people use the
note field in different, non-standardized ways.
By the way, do you plan to make the code for the BibTeX importer open?
As for scrambling copyrighted abstracts, there are a number of tools
which do this, e.g.
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