Context Based Retrieval of Scientific Publications via Reader Lens

Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 33)


Scientific publications grow voluminous and there should be a mechanism to organise the related scientific literature from the perspective of research scholar. Again, a scholar could be well in three classes: a skimmed reader, a vocabulary level reader or a comprehensive level reader. Skimmed reader is the level at which the scholar is new to things discussed in the research publication and is finding a bit tougher to understand the discussions in the relevant literature since it connects to a greater depth of understanding. Therefore, at this stage, the reader would be interested to look more superficially than the other matured level readers. The recommendations made to the skimmed researcher should be more contextually significant, better related to the quest of research, and has to contain originality and novelty instead! This paper discusses a framework for modeling the perspective of various reader categories to aid context based retrieval of scientific publications. We have attempted at proof-of-concept experiments to support and validate our claim for skimmed level categories.


Bibliometrics Context based content retrieval Research articles Novelty estimation Citation analysis 



This work was partially funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under sanction number DST sanction No. SR/FTP/ETA-111/2010 for FAST TRACK FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST titled “Automated Tracking of Scholarly Publications to aid Concept Understanding in web based learning”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CSEAnna UniversityGuindy, ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of CSEKCG College of EngineeringKarappakam, ChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of ISTAnna UniversityGuindy, ChennaiIndia

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