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Citation-based Literature Search Method

Application

A more efficient and relevant method for searching scientific literature.

Key Benefits
  • Ranks articles on their degree of co-citation.
  • Finds core articles related to one or more articles of interest.
  • Does not depend on keywords and consistent terminology.
  • Enables automation of the search process.
Market Summary

Finding relevant scientific literature for a new research idea, a grant application, or the writing of a manuscript is challenging and time-consuming, especially when the terminology for key concepts, variables and outcomes differs among studies. Currently used search engines such as Google Scholar and Citation Tracker depend on direct citation searching. Citation searching is inefficient and ineffective because relevant articles are only loosely connected by their direct citations. A robust search method is needed that finds relevant articles beyond direct citations.

Technical Summary

Emory University inventor has developed an efficient and relevant method for searching scientific literature. This search method ranks articles, based on their degree of co-citation with one or more known articles. The co-citation literature search method does not depend on keywords and consistent terminology to achieve an effective search. This algorithm also enables automated searching, eliminating manual screening. Co-citation literature search provides an efficient and effective method for finding core articles related to one or more articles of interest.

Developmental Stage

Software is developed and research has been performed.

Publication: Janssens, A.C. et al. (2015). BMC Med Res Methodol, 15(84).

Patent Information
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Utility(parent) United States 15/156,011 5/16/2016     Pending
Tech ID: 15089
Published: 11/27/2018
Category
Software

Contact
Hyeon (Sean) Kim
Licensing Associate
Emory University
404-727-7218
hkim70@emory.edu

Inventor(s)
A. Janssens

Keywords
Research Study Tools