Stream: coq-community devs & users

Topic: Citation automation and bibliographical data


view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Aug 31 2020 at 14:54):

Automation for putting a project on Zenodo and similar has been discussed before, but something we should think about is if/how we should provide facilities for obtaining bibtex and other bibliographical data for a project. It's not uncommon to see "if you use this project in research, please cite the following paper", and then there is some bibtex snippet.

Ideally, someone would cite both an underlying paper and a specific project version (on Zenodo).

view this post on Zulip Michael Soegtrop (Aug 31 2020 at 17:25):

Actually I just thought about citing Coq and I found this: https://zenodo.org/record/3744225#.X00yYy-w1_4 but I wonder how I create a reasonable citation entry from this

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Aug 31 2020 at 17:36):

they have the bibtex export:

@software{the_coq_development_team_2020_3744225,
  author       = {The Coq Development Team},
  title        = {The Coq Proof Assistant, version 8.11.0},
  month        = jan,
  year         = 2020,
  publisher    = {Zenodo},
  version      = {8.11.0},
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.3744225},
  url          = {https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3744225}
}

see https://zenodo.org/record/3744225/export/hx

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Aug 31 2020 at 17:37):

unfortunately this is not at all the best entry, e.g., this will usually be listed with author "T. C. D. Team", and the title will be in lower case: "The coq proof assistant, version 8.11.0"

view this post on Zulip Michael Soegtrop (Aug 31 2020 at 21:41):

And I think the publisher is also not what I would expect. Also authors should be there. I think I will generate it from the opam data.

view this post on Zulip Théo Zimmermann (Aug 31 2020 at 22:10):

Authors are actually listed in the record as contributors.

view this post on Zulip Hugo Herbelin (Sep 16 2020 at 14:26):

Don't know if this is relevant (or still relevant) to this discussion, to get "The Coq Development Team", the following seems to work in bibtex:

  author       = {{The Coq Development Team}},
  title        = {The {C}oq Proof Assistant, version 8.11.0},

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 16 2020 at 14:28):

@Hugo Herbelin yes, with manual editing it works fine, but since the BibTeX is generated, we all have to edit it over and over if we copy it for a new Coq version

view this post on Zulip Hugo Herbelin (Sep 16 2020 at 14:31):

Thanks, I now understand the exact problem.

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 13 2022 at 10:22):

this looks like something we can templatize: https://github.com/Lysxia/coq-simple-io/blob/master/CITATION.cff

It also suggests we probably want to store ORCIDs for all authors in meta.yml

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 14 2022 at 08:23):

threw together a quick ORCID icon+link proposal based on the ORCID guidelines.

Thoughts? Worth going into the template?

view this post on Zulip Théo Zimmermann (Sep 14 2022 at 08:25):

Yes, this looks good.

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 14 2022 at 08:26):

I rely on Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/static/img/orcid.svg), but figure this is OK since they already host all those badges...

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 14 2022 at 12:38):

ah, here's a dilemma. If we want to generate the .cff citation, they store author names like this:

authors:
  - given-names: Karl
    family-names: Palmskog

Should we consider using this name breakdown in our meta.yml?

view this post on Zulip Théo Zimmermann (Sep 14 2022 at 12:41):

Yes, but is there a way to make it keep the backward-compatible option to provide the author names as today as well (when not generating the .cff file)?

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 14 2022 at 12:42):

with some complicated template logic, it can work. If one assumes name on one hand and given_names+family_names on the other hand are mutually exclusive.

view this post on Zulip Karl Palmskog (Sep 14 2022 at 12:43):

again we are a bit hampered by mustache


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