Hermes 0.9.12 is ready

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

This version managed to convert a couple of hundreds of sample articles from the arxiv-math. Because those sources vary widely in terms of metadata quality (author, date…etc. records), some of the converted articles look a bit messy. That’s the next Hermes version’s job: to get a bit wiser in terms of recovering the metadata, and […]

Hermes-0.9.11 released

Friday, September 8th, 2006

This version managed to convert 160 out of the first 254 from a month of arxiv/math articles, a ratio of 0.63. The articles drawing diagrams or pictures (e.g. using the xy package or similar) were not convertible by this version of Hermes, and I don’t plan on adding support for them anytime soon. The rest […]

Hermes 0.9.10 released

Friday, July 28th, 2006

This release is a step towards handling longtables appropriately (however, the longtable model Hermes will be able to convert has to have the caption and label at the beginning of the environment, followed by , like this: begin{longtable} caption{…} label{…} the & rest of & it end{longtable} This version managed to convert 32 articles out […]

Diachronic publishing and the Octopus document

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

This piece was reachable on my website at a different URL, since 1999, but I just decided to move it here. **** Abstract (of a talk at IUK99), 1999, March 24 A possible way of maintaining validity and accessibility of references in an electronically published scientific document, is presented. A definition of Active Brokers Network, […]

semantic libraries

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Why semantic libraries 1.Context The scientific research and its use by the public is strongly affected by the way authors, librarians and publishers interact. The fast evolution of the digital environment brought this interaction in a modern crisis: the scientists use today non-semantic software tools for authoring their articles (tools designed around certain types of […]

Meaning of scientific documents

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

I will be enumerating here a couple of pressing issues, related to semantic authoring and preservation, in the context of digital creation, administration and usage of scientific documents; accordingly, some present and future solutions to these are sketched out. Status of authoring Although some standards related to the structuring of documents have emerged: DocBook for […]