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Title: The Combined Use of Bibliographic Coupling and Co-Citation for Document Retrieval / Julie Hallmark Bichteler
Authors: Hallmark, Julie
Eaton III, Edward A.
Keywords: Information science
Documentation
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: JASIST is published for ASIS&T by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. http://www.asis.org/jasist.html
Citation: The Combined Use of Bibliographic Coupling and Co-Citation for Document Retrieval (with Edward Eaton). 1980. Journal ofthe American Society for Information Science 31 (July 1980), 278-282.
Series/Report no.: Published Papers;A-1980-032
Abstract: A linkage similarity measure which takes into account both the bibliographic coupling of documents and their cocita-tions (both cited and citing papers) produced improved document retrieval over a measure based only on bibliographic coupling. The test collection consisted of 1712 papers whose relevance to specific queries had been judged by users. To evaluate the effect of using cocitation data, we calculated for each query two measures of similarity between each relevant paper and every other paper retrieved. Papers were then sorted by the similarity measures, producing two ordered lists. We then compared the resulting predictions of relevance, partial relevance, and non-relevance to the user's evaluations of the same papers. Overall, the change from the bibliographic coupling measure to the linkage similarity measure, representing the introduction of cocitation data, resulted in better retrieval performance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/668
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