Paper: Whose Idea Was This and Why Does it Matter? Attributing Scientific Work to Citations

ACL ID N07-1040
Title Whose Idea Was This and Why Does it Matter? Attributing Scientific Work to Citations
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

Scientific papers revolve around cita- tions, and for many discourse level tasks one needs to know whose work is being talked about at any point in the discourse. In this paper, we in- troduce the scientific attribution task, which links different linguistic expres- sions to citations. We discuss the suitability of different evaluation met- rics and evaluate our classification ap- proach to deciding attribution both in- trinsically and in an extrinsic evalua- tion where information about scientific attribution is shown to improve per- formance on Argumentative Zoning, a rhetorical classification task.