A Comparison of On-Line Computer Science Citation Databases

  title={A Comparison of On-Line Computer Science Citation Databases},
  author={V{\'a}clav Petř{\'i}{\vc}ek and Ingemar J. Cox and Hui Han and Isaac G. Councill and C. Lee Giles},
This paper examines the difference and similarities between the two on-line computer science citation databases DBLP and CiteSeer. The database entries in DBLP are inserted manually while the CiteSeer entries are obtained autonomously via a crawl of the Web and automatic processing of user submissions. CiteSeer's autonomous citation database can be considered a form of self-selected on-line survey. It is important to understand the limitations of such databases, particularly when citation… 
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