[IRTalk] Freedom for bibliographic references: OpenCitations arise

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 15:18:06 SAST 2016

Scholarly citations from one publication to another, expressed as reference
lists within academic articles, are the core elements of scholarly
communication. Unfortunately they usually can be accessed en masse only by
paying significant fees to commercial organizations. Those few services
that do made them available for free impose strict limitation on their
reuse. In this paper we provide an overview of the OpenCitations project
undertaken to address this issue, and of its main product, the
OpenCitations Corpus, which is an open repository of accurate bibliographic
citation data harvested from the scholarly literature, made available under
a Creative Commons public domain dedication in RDF.

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