Automating data citation in CiteDB

Abdussalam Alawini, Susan B. Davidson, Wei Hu, Yinjun Wu

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An increasing amount of information is being collected in structured, evolving, curated databases, driving the question of how information extracted from such datasets via queries should be cited. While several databases say how data should be cited for web-page views of the database, they leave it to users to manually construct the citations. Furthermore, they do not say how data extracted by queries other than web-page views general queries should be cited. This demo shows how citations can be specified for a small set of views of the database, and used to automatically generate citations for general queries against the database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1881-1884
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the VLDB Endowment
Issue number12
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2017 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Aug 28 2017Sep 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science(all)


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