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Huge amounts of bibliographic metadata are stored in BibTeX files. Many researchers have accumulated extensive collections of BibTeX files for their bibliographic references. However, these files are semi-structured and thus single attributes may be missing or may not be interpreted correctly. Another problem is that there are no well-defined interfaces for the exchange of standard BibTeX files.

For interchanging bibliographic data in a semantically based Peer-to-Peer network it has to be represented in a structured and formal way. The usage of standardized representations is decisive for sharing knowledge with other peers.

This result is the implementation of BibToOnto, which is a component of Bibster for extracting explicit knowledge of bibliographic items. Plain BibTeX will be transformed into an ontology based knowledge representation. This transformation is used to give meaning to the information structures that are to be exchanged between peers.

More information on the SWAP -project can be found at:

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University of Karlsruhe
Institute AIFB
76128 Karlsruhe
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