From CISTI-ICIST LAB WIKI
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Demaine
Scientific articles are typically cited within a few years of their publication. Therefore an article that is mostly cited long after it originally appears is quite rare. Instead of being forgotten, these articles have been revived. These "Sleeping Beauty" articles highlight authors who were ahead of their time, and reveal 'hot' research areas of renewed interest.
The digital library can exploit the citation metadata in its collection to identify articles with such interesting properties. By analyzing the frequency distributions of the years in which an article is cited, a digital library can identify Sleeping Beauties in its collection.
Typical Sleeping Beauty citation pattern:
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Burrell Q.L. (2005) Are “Sleeping Beauties” to be expected? Scientometrics 65(3): 381-389.
Redner S. (2005) Citation Statistics from 110 Years of Physical Review. Physics Today 58(6): 49-54.
Van Raan A.F.J. (2001) For Your Citations Only? Hot Topics in Bibliometric Analysis. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives 3(1): 50-62.
Van Raan A. (2004) Sleeping Beauties in Science. Scientometrics 59(3): 461-466.