[uf-discuss] hCite nesting (citation/bibliography/collection/collections)

Jeff McNeill jeff at jeffmcneill.com
Wed Oct 17 03:32:19 PDT 2007


Take for example CiteSeer[1], a collection of the metadata for 767,558
documents. An example metadata page[2] has a number of bibliographies
embedded in it[3], including:

   [A] Documents which cite the current document
   [B] Documents which share citations with the current document
   [C] Documents which are similar based on textual content
   [D] Other documents which are being cited by those citing this
current document (A)
   [E] Citations from the current document, and
   [F] Documents from the same site as the current document

Note that these metadata pages also have ratings (1-5 stars),
summaries, bibTeX entries, and citation statistics.

On the ACM website[4], a given article[5] has a link to 'find similar
articles'[6], which is in essence an annotated bibliography.

It seems that rel (rev being deprecated[7]), with a bit of semantics,
could distinguish the various kinds and instances of citation in a
given document. There seem to be the following:

   [i] works cited
   [ii] works citing
   [iii] works sharing citation
   [iv] works otherwise akin (non-reference-based)

In the case of [D] above, we have a nested relationship of [ii]:[i],
namely the works cited from those works citing this one.

[1] http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/cs
[2] http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/darken98navigating.html
[3] http://bizseer.ist.psu.edu/help/SMEALSearch-help-documentPage.html
[4] http://www.acm.org/
[5] http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1284621.1284635
[6] http://tinyurl.com/2fhax5
[7] http://microformats.org/wiki/rev#Should_rev_even_be_used

Jeff McNeill

On 10/14/07, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Jeff McNeill wrote:
> > Question: is there a set of semantic
> > containers that could identify a bibliography within a given document,
> > as well as a collection of bibliographies across documents?
> What's wrong with...
> <ul class="bibliography"></a>
> <link href="foobar" rel="bibliography"> (from each document in the
> collection)
> --
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
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