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Questions about citations and classifications.
How are citations classified?
Citations are classified by rhetorical function, not simply positive or negative sentiment. Citations are not simply classified as supporting or contrasting by positive or negative keywords. Supporting and
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A retracted article has no contrasting cites, does that mean scite is not working?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
Do you classify citation statements or papers?
scite classifies citation statements as supporting, disputing, or mentioning. This means that a disputing or supporting citation on scite might refer to only a part of a paper and not the whole paper. Additionally, this means a paper might dispute or support paper but the citation statement might be classified as mentioning. We are in the process of developing a system that will allow users to publish micro-publications ("scites") that can be used to add supporting or disputing evidence or to
How many citations does scite have?
Citation Coverage scite aims to provide complete coverage of the scientific record. However, our coverage is currently most complete in biomedical research and the social sciences, with over 800 million citation snippets in our database.