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Structured citations in the English Wikipedia

Delpeuch, Antonin

This dataset contains the metadata of citations in the English Wikipedia that editors have input as citation templates (which use the Citation Style 1). It has been obtained from an XML dump of Wikipedia (2016-05-01), and was parsed with the wikiciteparser library. This library runs the Lua code used in Wikipedia to format such citations and generate structured metadata (such as COinS) from them.

https://github.com/dissemin/wikiciteparser

Sample:

716551092    12    2016-04-22T10:19:33Z    Anarchism    cite journal     {"PublisherName": "International Group of San Francisco", "Title": "Towards Anarchism", "URL": "http://www.marxists.org/archive/malatesta/1930s/xx/toanarchy.htm", "Authors": [{"link": "Errico Malatesta", "last": "Malatesta", "first": "Errico"}], "ID_list": {"OCLC": "3930443"}, "Periodical": "MAN!", "PublicationPlace": "Los Angeles"}
716551092    12    2016-04-22T10:19:33Z    Anarchism    cite journal     {"Date": "2007-05-14", "URL": "http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070514.wxlanarchist14/BNStory/lifeWork/home/", "Title": "Working for The Man", "Periodical": "The Globe and Mail", "Authors": [{"last": "Agrell", "first": "Siri"}]}
716551092    12    2016-04-22T10:19:33Z    Anarchism    cite web     {"Date": "2006", "URL": "http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9117285", "PublisherName": "Encyclop\u00e6dia Britannica Premium Service", "Periodical": "Encyclop\u00e6dia Britannica", "Title": "Anarchism"}
716551092    12    2016-04-22T10:19:33Z    Anarchism    cite journal     {"Date": "2005", "Pages": "14", "Periodical": "The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy", "Title": "Anarchism"}

Credit: these citations have been input by Wikipedia editors (this dataset is therefore distributed under a CC-BY-SA license).

Acknowledgments: this extraction process was carried on one of OpenJournal's servers.

See also: citation identifiers extracted from Wikipedia (so, not looking at specific templates, but using regular expressions): http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1299540

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