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Questions about citations and classifications.
How are citations classified?
Citations are classified by rhetorical function, not positive or negative sentiment. Citations are not classified as supporting or contrasting by positive or negative keywords. A Suppporting citation can
How do I fix a mis-classified citation?
scite utilizes a deep learning model to automatically classify citations as supporting, contrasting, or mentioning. If find citation mis-classified you can flag it and note the correct classification. Flagged classifications are reviewed internally by at least two subject matter experts and will be changed based upon their agreement and feedback from the user who flagged the citation. In general, we aim to correct mis-classifications in less than 24 hours. To flag a mis-classified citation, cli
A retracted article has no contrasting cites, does that mean scite is not working?
The mission behind scite is to make science more reliable. To achieve this mission we help anyone interested in scientific research identify if a study has been supported or disputed by analyzing hundreds of millions of citation statements. One test that users often seek to use as a test of scite is to see if retracted articles have contrasting cites, which in some cases they do not. Does this mean scite is not working? In short, no. scite illuminates the citation landscape by breaking down ci
How many citations does scite have?
Citation Coverage Citation coverage is a complicated question for us! scite.ai provides both traditional citations and references (a 1-1 link between a publication and another publication) but primarily focuses on citation statements which describes each individual citation statement made between a publication and another one which can be 1 or many. As you know we classify whether those are supporting, mentioning, or contrasting, determine where it is in the paper (results, methods, ect.) and
What is the difference between Citations and Citation Statements? How is scite different from other citation indexes?
scite.ai is a platform that allows you to search for and see how publications have been cited. Other citation indexes let you see what publications cite one another but not how they cite it or read all those mentions of another publication in one place. In order to do this we extract, classify, and present the context of the citation made to a particular paper, which we call the citation statements. What this means is: We index full-text articles based on publisher agreements and open sourc