Lemon8-XML is a web-based application designed to make it easier for non-technical editors and authors to convert scholarly papers from typical word-processor editing formats such as MS-Word .DOC and OpenOffice .ODT, into publishing layout formats such as the open, industry-standard NLM Journal Publishing XML format.To use Lemon8-XML, you don't need to understand XML, all you need is a little time and a general understanding of how scholarly articles are structured. In general, this means a document with:It is from the Public Knowledge Project.
some information about the article and authors at the topusually an abstractseveral sections, often titled "introduction", "methods", "results", etc.optional figures or tables, either in-text or as appendicesa list of references or citations in a standardized format (eg. MLA, APA, etc.)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Adding semantic mark-up to text is something the cataloger in me always finds good. Microformats, XML, or RDF all make searches more precise. Lemon8-XML is a tool to chamge scholarly papers in MS Word or Open Office formats into XML. Sweet idea.