Paper: Automatic Classification Of Citation Function

ACL ID W06-1613
Title Automatic Classification Of Citation Function
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

Citation function is de ned as the author’s reason for citing a given paper (e.g. ac- knowledgement of the use of the cited method). The automatic recognition of the rhetorical function of citations in scienti c text has many applications, from improve- ment of impact factor calculations to text summarisation and more informative ci- tation indexers. We show that our anno- tation scheme for citation function is re- liable, and present a supervised machine learning framework to automatically clas- sify citation function, using both shallow and linguistically-inspired features. We nd, amongst other things, a strong re- lationship between citation function and sentiment classi cation.