Article Summary

Title : Semi-automated population of an online database of neuronal models (ModelDB) with citation information, using PubMed for validation
Authors : Andrew Davison, Thomas M. Morse, Michele Migliore, Gordon M. Shepherd and Michael L. Hines
Year : 2004
Journal : Neuroinformatics
Volume : 2
Pages : 327-32


Citations play an important role in medical and scientific databases by indicating the authoritative source of the data. Manual citation entry is tedious and prone to errors. We describe a method and make available computer scripts which automate the process of citation entry. We use an open citation project PERL module (PARSER) for parsing citation data that is then used to retrieve PubMed records to supply the (validated) reference. Our PERL scripts are available via a link in the web references section of this article.