Introducing a system for manual citation classification

Speaker: Radoslav Radoulov

Automatic citation classification is a process that associates each citation reference in a scientific paper with one or more previously defined citation functions. Our goal is to build an automatic classifier that looks for features in the text around a citation reference and attempts to classify the citation based on those features. In this seminar I will present our project on automatic citation classification and a system that we will use to collect labeled citations.

To better understand how different features relate to different citation functions and to find new features that we can use for classification, we need a large set of labeled citations. Unfortunately, such a database with classified citations does not exist yet and this is why we introduce an easy to use system that anyone can use to contribute with their citation classifications. The system searches or downloads articles to be classified, finds all citation references, and lets a person manually enter the function of each citation.