Relaton project summary
Tool to create bibliographies for academic publications.
This evaluation comes from a meeting that Beth Hancock and Andy Oram held with Ronald Tse on November 3, 2020.
Relaton creates structured biobliographies, taking input from YAML templates. The txonomy is very fine-grained, even having a separate field for each element of the address. The comprehensive taxonomy in Relaton may allow people to do useful things such as "Find all references in this set of documents to articles by Modrigan".
Relaton is used by publishers, not authors or readers. Authors submit publications with documents and other media referenced in the traditional manner. The publisher then enters the information from each reference into a database through Relaton.
IEEE SA OPEN deployment
The IEEE should probably use Relaton for its publications. Whether projects on IEEE SA OPEN need Relaton is unclear. If the IEEE wants to delegate the task of entering blbliographic data to the teams working on the standards or other documents, Relaton would be a useful tool to include in IEEE SA OPEN.