[texhax] Announcing CrossTeX, a powerful drop-in replacement for BibTeX.

Robert Burgess burgess at systems.cs.cornell.edu
Mon May 7 18:34:15 CEST 2007

CrossTeX is a new bibliography management tool that aims to render
bibliographies less error-prone, databases easier to maintain, and
documents easier to cite. It is based on an object-oriented data model
that minimizes redundant information in bibliographic databases. It
enables works to be cited not only through syntactic object keys but
through semantic information that uniquely identifies the work. It also
supports customization and automation to a much greater extent in order
to avoid errors, typos, and inconsistencies in bibliographies, while
providing users with fine-grained control over the typesetting of
references and citations. Other features include support for new object
types, such as URLs and patents, that have become common in citations;
direct generation of HTML documents; easy programmability using a
well-known language; and extensive databases of published works. It is
backwards-compatible with existing BibTeX databases, and, overall,
builds on BibTeX's strengths while fundamentally fixing the problems
that lead to errors in BibTeX-formatted documents.

Downloads, a tutorial, and more extensive information are available at

Robert Burgess
Emin Gün Sirer

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