OpenCitations

Publications

Main publication

Silvio Peroni, Alexander Dutton, Tanya Gray, David Shotton (2015). Setting our bibliographic references free: towards open citation data. Journal of Documentation, 71 (2): 253-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-12-2013-0166, OA at http://speroni.web.cs.unibo.it/publications/peroni-2015-setting-bibliographic-references.pdf

This is the main article about OpenCitations, which includes several background information and the main ideas and works supporting the whole project, the Corpus, and some possible future developments in terms of new kinds of data to be included, e.g. citation functions.

Nature comment

David Shotton (2013). Open citations. Nature, 502 (7471): 295-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/502295a

The first scholarly article, published in Nature as a short comment, which introduces the OpenCitations Corpus.

New instance

Silvio Peroni, David Shotton, Fabio Vitali (2016). Freedom for bibliographic references: OpenCitations arise. In Proceedings of 2016 International Workshop on Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE 2016): 32-43. https://w3id.org/oc/paper/occ-lisc2016.html

A workshop paper, recently accepted at LD4IE 2016, that introduces the new instance of the OpenCitations Corpus hosted by Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) at the University of Bologna (see the About page for more information about the history of OpenCitations).

Provenance and data changes

Silvio Peroni, David Shotton, Fabio Vitali (2016). A document-inspired way for tracking changes of RDF data - The case of the OpenCitations Corpus. To appear in Proceedings of 1st Drift-a-LOD Workshop: Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data. https://w3id.org/oc/paper/occ-driftalod2016.html

A workshop paper, recently accepted at Drift-a-LOD 2016, that explains which provenance information is stored in the OpenCitations Corpus, and also describes the mechanism implemented for tracking changes in OCC entities.

SPACIN in action

Silvio Peroni, David Shotton, Fabio Vitali (2016). Building citation networks with SPACIN. To appear in Proceedings of the Poster and Demo track of the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. https://w3id.org/oc/paper/spacin-demo-ekaw2016.html

A short demo paper, recently accepted at the poster session of EKAW 2016, that shows how to use SPACIN (i.e. one of the main scripts used in the OpenCitations Project) for producing all the RDF-based citation data included in the OpenCitations Corpus from information available in trusty sources, such as Europe PubMed Central, Crossref, and ORCID.

Latest short communication

Silvio Peroni, David Shotton, Fabio Vitali (2016). Jailbreaking your reference lists: OpenCitations strike again. In Proceedings of Poster and Demo track of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016). https://w3id.org/oc/paper/occ-poster-iswc2016.html

A short paper, accepted at the poster session of ISWC 2016, that briefly introduces the last updates of the OpenCitations project.