[tex-live] betterbib

Nico Schlömer nico.schloemer at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 21:36:51 CEST 2017

Thanks Stephan for the good suggestion. I've filed an issue for DBLP [1] to
which you can subscribe if you want to keep track. It's a bit weird that
they don't provide DOIs, but it looks like they provide a nice API so it
shouldn't be too difficult to do.


[1] https://github.com/nschloe/betterbib/issues/65

On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:02 PM Stephan Lukasczyk <tex at lukasczyk.me> wrote:

> Dear Nico,
> On 2017-10-15 11:40:38, Nico Schlömer wrote:
> >> how comprehensive is the Crossref database used by betterbib?
> >> What does it support?
> >
> >Crossref database contains about 100 million entries for science
> >publications. It's fed from the publishers themselves. On average, I would
> >estimate it knows about 80% of the publications cited in any given paper.
> Thank you for your effort.  I just too a quick look into Crossref, and
> was feeling a bit disappointed of the provided data.  I'm in the field
> of Software Engineering/Formal Verification and the examples I checked
> were not of a very high quality.
> If it doesn't need too much work, I would suggest to query DBLP [1]
> especially for publications in computer science.  They have more than
> 3.3 million publications only from computer science in their index, and
> edit the entry's data to increase the level of comprehensiveness.  The
> same might hold for other disciplines and sources.
> Regards,
>   Stephan
> [1] http://dblp.uni-trier.de
> --
> Stephan Lukasczyk
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