Identifying Functions of Citations with CiTalO

  • Angelo Di Iorio
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese
  • Silvio Peroni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7955)


Bibliographic citation is one of the most important activities of an author in the production of any scientific work. The reasons that an author cites other publications are varied: to gain assistance of some sort, to review, critique or refute previous works, etc. In this paper we propose a tool, called CiTalO, to infer automatically the nature of citations by means of Semantic Web technologies and NLP techniques. Such a characterisation makes citations more effective for linking, disseminating, exploring and evaluating research.


Linguistic Resource Candidate Type Sentiment Polarity Discourse Representation Theory Citation Function 
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

  • Angelo Di Iorio
    • 1
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese
    • 1
    • 2
  • Silvio Peroni
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.STLabISTC Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheItaly

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