Mutalikdesai, MR; Srinivasa, S. 2010. Co-citations as citation endorsements and co-links as link endorsements. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE 36 (3): 383-400.
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Mutalikdesai, MR; Srinivasa, S. 2010. Co-citations as citation endorsements and
co-links as link endorsements. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE 36 (3):
Author Full Name(s): Mutalikdesai, Mandar R.; Srinivasa, Srinath
Document Type: Article
Abstract: Co-citations and co-links have long been used as measures of topical
relatedness between documents in various datasets. However, there are some
characteristic differences between co-citations in scientific literature and co-
links in hypertext due to the underlying difference in the motivations for
creating citations and links. While citations are created for formal scholarly
communication, links are created for a variety of formal as well as informal
purposes. We elaborate on these differences, and propose interpretations of a
co-citation as an endorsement of a citation, and a co-link as an endorsement
of a link. Such an interpretation is useful for focused or topical surfers to follow
citations and links that are pertinent to a topic of interest in scientific literature
and the web respectively.
Addresses: [Mutalikdesai, Mandar R.; Srinivasa, Srinath] Int Inst Informat
Technol, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reprint Address: Mutalikdesai, MR, Int Inst Informat Technol, 26-C, Elect City
560100, Bangalore, India.
E-mail Address: mandar at iiitb.ac.in
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