Dissertations and theses can be very large and complex documents. I would like to be able to view a summary of the document that allows me to quickly review the research without having to read the entire thing. Abstracts are very short and aren't useful for digging into particular aspects of the research. A list of figures, tables is one option. Perhaps a "cliff's notes" kind of summary for each chapter?7 votes
PQDT has a huge library of dissertations and theses with rich metadata. As a graduate student, I would like to be able to use this data in my research projects, in particular for a text and data mining project. It would be helpful to have a way to search and extract metadata for research purposes.6 votes
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