An Algorithmic Tool for Identifying Negative Citations In Scientific Publishing

Interesting article from The Scientist: an algorithm for discovering and studying negative citations. “During the course of their careers, many scientists criticize the work of others—pointing out flaws, inconsistencies, or contradictions—in the literature. This is part of scientific progress. A proof-of-concept study now describes a research tool for recognizing these so-called negative citations, making it possible to contextualize and study them on a larger scale than possible before.”