Analysis of Research status based on Citation Context

Kim, Byungkyu;Choi, Seon-heui;Kang, Muyeong;Kang, Ji-Hoon

  • Received : 2015.03.02
  • Accepted : 2015.03.23
  • Published : 2015.06.28


A citation analysis utilizes the relations among citations and is the most popular bibliometric method. This analysis is based on 1) the evaluation by paper, journal and researcher of the research output, 2) the identification of emerging research topics, 3) the production of a map of the intellectual structure of the research domain and 4) various services for academic information. However, this approach has a limitation in that a citation is treated in a very simple manner, even though the purpose of citation can vary greatly. To address this problem, new approaches have been studied that take into account the citation context. This research separates the citations according to the citation functions and tries to conduct an analysis according to the newly classified citations. Furthermore, research on the citation summarization and visualization based on both the citation context and the citation function of the citations was also attempted. However, since there are very few studies related to citation context in South Korea, more research and development is needed in this area. This study analyzes the status of the research in terms of the citation context. For this, we utilized social network analysis methods.


Citation Context;Citation Function;Citation Summarization


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Grant : 과학기술 정보융합을 통한 고부가가치 서비스 기반 구현