Possible Ways of Applying Citations Network Analysis to a Scientific Writing Assistant

  • Alexander PorshnevEmail author
  • Maxim Kazakov
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 104)


Development of linguistic technologies gave rise to a new type of tools for academic writing, which use natural language processing and heuristics to help authors write scientific papers. In our contribution we present a new function “advise a paper to read” and the way it could be implemented. We discuss a possibility of using different centrality metrics and test their application in 50 cases created from 50 top cited articles of the Engineering domain. For each case we created a citation network graph based on the results of a search query in the Web of Knowledge by Thomson Reuters, using adjusted authors key phrases, and compared the results of applying the centrality metrics with the actual reference list presented in each article.


Centrality Metrics Betweenness Centrality Search Query Citation Network Closeness Centrality 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsNizhny NovgorodRussian Federation

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