A Language-based Approach to Measuring Scholarly Impact

@inproceedings{Gerrish2010ALA,
  title={A Language-based Approach to Measuring Scholarly Impact},
  author={Sean Gerrish and David M. Blei},
  booktitle={ICML},
  year={2010}
}
Identifying the most influential documents in a corpus is an important problem in many fields, from information science and historiography to text summarization and news aggregation. Unfortunately, traditional bibliometrics such as citations are often not available. We propose using changes in the thematic content of documents over time to measure the importance of individual documents within the collection. We describe a dynamic topic model for both quantifying and qualifying the impact of… CONTINUE READING
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