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Method to Use Bibliographic References in Bookmaster

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119839D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vallet, V: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is disclosed that allows (1) the reference to papers, books, articles, etc. in a text and (2) the writing of the reference list at the end of the text for any text processed with BookMaster* 1 or GML 2.

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Method to Use Bibliographic References in Bookmaster

      A method is disclosed that allows (1) the reference to
papers, books, articles, etc. in a text and (2) the writing of the
reference list at the end of the text for any text processed with
BookMaster* 1 or GML 2.

      A problem when writing technical texts is to make reference to
document-like articles or books. As the list of bibliographic
reference appears generally at the end of the text, a risk exists
that a reference in the text (generally a number within brackets)
does not point to the right item of the reference list. This is
particularly true when the text is to be modified; when some parts
are moved or erased from the text, one must take care to manually
keep the bibliographic list ordered and up to date.

      In order to make BookMaster manage automatically by itself the
bibliographic list, the solution is to write a new BookMaster
compatible tag (:bibli.) that allows describing the text of the
reference at the point where the reference is to be made. Our new
:bibli. tag works in a way similar to the BookMaster :fn. (footnote)
tag [3] except that the text of the bibliographic reference is not
put at the bottom of the page but is written in a temporary file.
Another new BookMaster compatible tag (:biblist.) was written in
order to imbed (and erase) the temporary file.

      The following details the new tags and their syntaxes.
 (:BIBLI ID=id)
       NOREF

      (:BIBLI) starts a reference definition. If ID=id is present it
allows, to refer more than once to the same item of the bibliographic
list. The NOREF keyword is used when an item is to be put in the
bibliographic list without any corresponding reference in the text.
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