Reference Directed Indexing: Redeeming Relevance for Subject Search in Citation Indexes

  title={Reference Directed Indexing: Redeeming Relevance for Subject Search in Citation Indexes},
  author={Shannon Bradshaw},
Citation indexes are valuable tools for research, in part because they provide a means with which to measure the relative impact of articles in a collection of scientific literature. In retrieval systems for citation indexes, recent work has demonstrated the benefit of using ranking metrics based on measures of impact. While this approach is effective in identifying a few of the most important contributions to an area, many documents ranked highly in response to queries are irrelevant to the… CONTINUE READING
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