One of my pet peeves is how annoyingly slow search engines
and journal article databases are.
The amount of data needed to store the authors and titles
and citation information
for all the papers of primary interest to me
is actually quite small,
probably just a few megabytes.
Rather than having to go to a web address somewhere,
or telnet to a library search engine,
or load a CDROM from a conference,
I want to have the data sitting on my disk
in a structured ASCII file
that can be very rapidly searched
using simple perl scripts.
So that others can avoid replication
of the work involved in forming such ASCII files,
here are links to the files.
Download and use at will.
This information was largely extracted from
The .b files are the format that I use for my own annotated bibliographies.
It is a very concise format,
saving time over entering all the syntax of the BiBTeX format.
The .bib files are in BiBTeX format.
Presumably one could convert from either format into other formats of
interest, such as (shudder) those required for PCs.
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