Citing Julius: A Guide to Acknowledging AI Contributions in Academic Writing

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) in academia, the precision in citing AI-generated contributions is paramount. Julius, as a pioneering Large Language Model (LLM) powered tool, not only enhances research and learning but also underscores the importance of meticulous citation due to its unique feature of recoverable URLs for each conversation. Reflecting on guidelines from Penn State and the University of Minnesota, this blog aims to delineate the method for appropriately citing Julius, emphasizing the significance of acknowledging Caesar Labs, Inc., the developer behind Julius, in your citations.

APA Citations

General Format:
Caesar Labs, Inc. (Year). Julius (Version) [Large language model]. URL

Example:
Caesar Labs, Inc. (2024). Julius (April 7 version) [Large language model]. https://julius.ai/example-url

In-text citation for direct quotation: “According to Julius…” (Caesar Labs, Inc., 2024).

In-text citation for paraphrasing: Julius’s analysis reveals… (Caesar Labs, Inc., 2024).

Key Point: Given Julius’s feature of retrievable conversations, ensure the inclusion of the URL for the conversation cited, directly linking to the source.

MLA Citations

Works Cited List Format:
"Prompt Title." Julius, Version, Caesar Labs, Inc., Date, URL.

Example:
"Exploring the Impact of Renewable Energy." Julius, 7 April version, Caesar Labs, Inc., 7 April 2024, https://julius.ai/conversations/example-url.

Note: In MLA, the AI tool itself isn’t treated as an author. Highlight the prompt, Julius’s version, and date of use, following with Caesar Labs, Inc., and the retrievable URL.

Chicago Style Citations

Bibliography/Reference List:

Chicago style suggests AI-generated texts be treated akin to personal communications, thus typically exempt from bibliography listings. If cited, it may resemble:

Example:
Julius. Response to “Your Prompt.” April 7, 2024. Caesar Labs, Inc. https://julius.ai/conversations/example-url.

Footnote or Endnote Example:
1. Julius, response to “Your Prompt,” April 7, 2024, Caesar Labs, Inc., https://julius.ai/conversations/example-url.

Shortened Note:
2. Julius, response to “Your Shortened Prompt.”

Author-Date Style:

In-text citation using the author-date style would be: (Caesar Labs, Inc., April 7, 2024).

Ethical Considerations in Citing Julius

  1. Direct Linkage: Always include the specific conversation URL to provide direct access to the cited content.
  2. Accurate Attribution: Clearly state the date and version of Julius employed, along with Caesar Labs, Inc., as the developing entity.
  3. Editing Acknowledgment: Should there be any edits to AI-generated text, disclose these modifications to uphold academic integrity.

Conclusion

The diligent citation of AI tools like Julius not only respects intellectual property but also fortifies the academic value and trustworthiness of scholarly work. Following these structured guidelines ensures that your engagement with Julius through Caesar Labs, Inc., is both innovative and ethically responsible.

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This guide aims to foster a culture of meticulous citation practice within the academic community, ensuring that contributions from Julius, backed by Caesar Labs, Inc., are recognized with the rigor they deserve.

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Oh this is great. We have had several researchers reach out to us asking how they should cite Julius in their academic writing. Will point them to this post for reference :100:

Appreciate you sharing!

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I want the Caesar Labs name out there in publications :sunglasses:

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crazy to think that students and academics will be citing julius in their papers and assignments

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Why not? So far it has very good analytical ability. I think in near future instead of learning SPSS r or python, Julius should be in the curriculam :wink:

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