ReadPDFs: Create bibliographic information from PDF Metadata.

Description Usage Arguments Details Value References See Also Examples

View source: R/ReadPDFs.R

Description

This function creates bibliographic information by reading the Metadata and text of PDFs stored in a user specified directory using Poppler (https://poppler.freedesktop.org/). IF requested, the function first searches for DOIs and downloads BibTeX entries from ReadCrossRef if DOIs are found. If this is not requested or a DOI is not found for an entry, an attempt is made to build a BibTeX entry from the metadata and text.

Usage

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ReadPDFs(path, .enc = "UTF-8", recursive = TRUE, use.crossref = TRUE,
  use.metadata = TRUE, progress = FALSE)

Arguments

path

character; path to directory containing pdfs or filename of one pdf. normalizePath is used on the specified path

.enc

character; text encoding to use for reading pdf and creating BibEntry object. Available encodings for Poppler can be found using system("pdfinfo -listenc"). The encoding must also be listed in iconvlist().

recursive

logical; same as list.files. Should pdfs in subdirectories of path be used?

use.crossref

logical; should an attempt be made to download bibliographic information from CrossRef if any Document Object Identifiers (DOIs) are found?

use.metadata

logical; should the PDF metadata also be used to help create entries?

progress

logical; should progress bar be generated when fetching from CrossRef?

Details

This function requires that the pdfinfo utility from Poppler PDF https://poppler.freedesktop.org/ be installed.

This function will create only Article or Misc BibTeX entries.

The absolute path to each file will be stored in the bib entry in a field called ‘file’, which is recognized by BibLaTeX (though not printed by any standard style) and can be used by the open.BibEntry function to open the PDF in the default viewer.

If the keywords metadata field is available, it will be added to the bib entry in a field ‘keywords’, which is recognized by BibLaTeX.

Value

An object of class BibEntry.

References

https://poppler.freedesktop.org/

See Also

ReadCrossRef, BibEntry, open.BibEntry

Examples

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## Not run: 
path <- system.file("doc", package = "RefManageR")
ReadPDFs(path)

## End(Not run)

RefManageR documentation built on April 26, 2018, 1:05 a.m.