ACT: An Annotation Platform for Citation Typing at Scale

Pride, David; Harag, Jozef and Knoth, Petr (2019). ACT: An Annotation Platform for Citation Typing at Scale. In: JCDL 2019 - ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2019 (Pride, David and Knoth, Petr eds.), 2-6 Jun 2019, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.


In this paper we introduce the Academic Citation Typing (ACT) Platform, a highly scalable online tool that takes as its input any full text research paper and which then enables rapid annotation and classification of in-text citations according to purpose and in uence. In contrast to previous work, we employ first authors as annotators. Our evaluation shows that these authors are able to quickly classify the citations within their own papers. Over 200 authors have thus far annotated their papers using the ACT platform. This approach has already enabled the collection of the largest dataset of citations annotated according to their purposes and influence on the citing paper. Furthermore, this process is ongoing and the dataset will continue to expand following this initial phase.

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