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How / when is citation accounting updated?

    Question

  • Hi,

    I noticed that there are many papers with the PDF uploaded, but that do not show the list of papers they refer to

    For example: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/13293119.aspx

    Such papers cite other papers already in the database, but the citations are not taken into account.

    Is there any time delay between a paper appearing in the system, and the citations it makes being accounted for ?

    Thanks

    LC

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:00 PM

Answers

  • Hello Luis,

    Due to the limitation of our algorithm, the situation you mentioned is indeed possible to appear. However, perfect our featurs is extactly what we are working hard on. Regularly system will be updated every 3 months, and the latest release will be online later this month. Your continuous support and suggestions are warmly welcomed!

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:12 AM

All replies

  • hello Luis,

    Thanks for your feedback! Currently, paper citations are extracted from papers by our system automatically. Due to our algorithm, the situation of failing to establish citation relationship between two papers may occur to some extent. We are still working hard on improving our service and we appreciate your continuous support!

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:18 AM
  • Hi Caroline,

    Thanks for the reply!

    In fact, the problem seems to be not just failing to establish citation relationship, but

    actually failing to extract the list of references from the PDF of some papers.

    Why are some papers with PDF uploaded but that do no show a "DOWNLOAD" button in the general lists,

    while other papers showing the "DOWNLOAD" button ?

    For example, in my page:

    http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/1950438.aspx

    The first item (Conversation Types) has a DOWNLOAD button.

    The second one (Session Types ...) has no DOWNLOAD button.

    But both have the PDF file uploaded.

    Luis
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:46 PM
  • Hello Luis,

    "DOWNLOAD" button links to a reliable access for paper downloading, and it is realized by our process automatically.  After entering a certain paper, you can see several links on the page, they are ranked by access reliability, only the top one can be seen as "DOWNLOAD" button. Albeit some papers do have uploaded PDF, yet neither of the links is recognized "reliable" by our process, "DOWNLOAD" button could not be seen under this circumstance.

    Any problems, feel free to let us know!

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    Friday, December 17, 2010 8:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks, but I am not completely happy with your explanation, since

    there are many cases of papers with links for *exactly* the same sources

    (dblp /DOI / author site)

    and some have DOWNLOAD buttons while others do not. I am not sure

    if this is a bug or a feature...

    Best of all,

    Lui

    Friday, December 17, 2010 2:47 PM
  • Hello Luis,

    Due to the limitation of our algorithm, the situation you mentioned is indeed possible to appear. However, perfect our featurs is extactly what we are working hard on. Regularly system will be updated every 3 months, and the latest release will be online later this month. Your continuous support and suggestions are warmly welcomed!

    Best wishes


    Microsoft Academic Search Team
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 7:12 AM