Citation Functions for Knowledge Export - A Question of Relevance, or, Can CiTO Do the Trick?

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9792)


This paper explores the possibility of promoting knowledge export by means of citation function indexing using CiTO, the Citation Typing Ontology [4]. Instances of knowledge export are exemplified by cross-disciplinary citations, which, it is suggested, may indicate a prolonged life time use of documents. For CiTO to serve the purpose of promoting knowledge export, it should be more specific about citation functions, separating them from evaluation, and then be put to test as a discovery tool.


Citation functions Cross-disciplinarity Knowledge export Relevance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kungliga Biblioteket - National Library of Sweden, Information Systems DepartmentStockholmSweden

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