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The abstract¸abstract attribute can supply a short abstract string to complement the longer docstring entry. This should normally be limited to a single paragraph.

For example, large research institutes often prepare an annual publication list with abstracts of documents prepared by staff members. With care in the preparation of the file headers, and suitable software support, much of that annual report could be extracted automatically from the file headers.

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Nelson H. F. Beebe