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Analyzing citations in context: challenges and opportunities

Cassidy R. SUGIMOTO - Indiana University Bloomington (Etats-Unis)

Mercredi 26 Avril 2017, 14h00 - 15h30
UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Salle des Thèses
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Abstract

Bibliometricians have long relied on metadata from scholarly work to inform our knowledge of how science is produced, interacts with other texts, and is received. The growing availability of full-text data, however, brings a wealth of opportunities for analyzing science in new ways. In this talk, I will explore the state-of the art in terms of analyzing citations in context, providing initial results from our studies on discourse epistemetrics and citation context. I will discuss the limitations and constraints of the data and discuss possible technological and methodological solutions for these issues. I will provoke the audience to imagine the possibilities that lie dormant in the full-text of scientific work--challenging historical taxonomies of citation motivation and knowledge generation.

 

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