A visual citation search engine

Tetsuya Nakatoh, Hayato Nakanishi, Toshiro Minami, Kensuke Baba, Sachio Hirokawa

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Carrying out the survey of the related researches is an essential part in research activities, the aim of which is to have an overall view of the target field. Generally, we take two approaches toward this aim. One approach is paying attention to selected articles and deeply investigate them. The selection is performed according to some indicators for measuring importance. The other approach is considering the citation relations between articles. One problem is that these approaches cannot be combined straightforwardly. Another problem in carrying out the survey is that there are a huge amount of articles exist already. The aim of this paper is to propose a framework of a visualization system that assists us in surveying related researches. The system displays the important articles together with their key citation relations by displaying not only direct citations between important articles but also the indirect, or weak-tie, citation relations that connect them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationInformation, Design and Interaction - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsSakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319403489
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016


  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation count
  • Research investigation
  • Thread-Tree
  • Visualization
  • Weak-tie

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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