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Re^2: Proposal: A "Cited/Linked by" list

by andyford (Curate)
on Oct 11, 2007 at 21:51 UTC ( #644332=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Proposal: A "Cited/Linked by" list
in thread Proposal: A "Cited/Linked by" list

Not sure about other fields, but in Physics, substantially all research is published in English. I'm pretty sure Math is the same way.

non-Perl: Andy Ford

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Re^3: Proposal: A "Cited/Linked by" list
by CountZero (Bishop) on Oct 12, 2007 at 08:15 UTC
    Yes, unfortunately in Physics and such, English is the main language, but if you publish e.g. about Belgian law, it is most likely to be in Dutch or French and then that does not get counted. So libraries full of good stuff just sail under the radar of crappy statistics.

    And yes again, I know that a "cited by / linked by" system within our Monastery will not be the end of the world, but its perceived relevance could easily outgrow its real value. Suppose you have a comment on a node that says: "This node has been cited by / linked by 100 other nodes". Unless you go out and check all these citations, it would tell you nothing if this node is good or bad. Perhaps the links were just of a "this node is really bad" sort. But wouldn't the ++/-- votes tell you that as well and be much easier to check?


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