Focused Citation Count: A Combined Measure of Relevancy and Quality

Tetsuya Nakatoh, Hayato Nakanishi, Kensuke Baba, Sachio Hirokawa

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Abstract

Literature survey of scientific articles depends on the relevancy and the quality of the obtained list. Relevancy might be controlled by an appropriate search query and the relevancy ranking of the search result. Citation count (CC) is widely used and useful as an easy measure to evaluate the quality of articles. However, articles with high citation count might cover a wide area, while they might have the low relation to a query. Moreover, relevancy and citation count are two independent measures that we cannot choose at the same time. The present paper proposes 'Focused Citation Count(FCC)', a novel measure that focuses only on the relevant articles to count the citation. We realize the integration of relevancy and quality by restricting the articles that cite the target article. Empirical evaluation was conducted with 10,186 articles on 'bibliometrics' by P@N measure, the average precision at top N search result. It is confirmed that the ranking by the proposed method FCC gained over 0.8 and outperformed the conventional ranking by CC whose score was below 0.6.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IIAI 4th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2015
EditorsSachio Hirokawa, Kiyota Hashimoto, Tokuro Matsuo, Tsunenori Mine
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages166-170
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999583
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 6 2016
Event4th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2015 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: Jul 12 2015Jul 16 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IIAI 4th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2015

Other

Other4th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2015
CountryJapan
CityOkayama
Period7/12/157/16/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Cite this

Nakatoh, T., Nakanishi, H., Baba, K., & Hirokawa, S. (2016). Focused Citation Count: A Combined Measure of Relevancy and Quality. In S. Hirokawa, K. Hashimoto, T. Matsuo, & T. Mine (Eds.), Proceedings - 2015 IIAI 4th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2015 (pp. 166-170). [7373895] (Proceedings - 2015 IIAI 4th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IIAI-AAI.2015.282