Universiteit Leiden

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Research project

Understanding scientific progress by analysing the context of scholarly citations

The objective of this project is to fundamentally improve our understanding of the ways in which science progresses. Empirical studies have used bibliographic metadata to provide relevant insights, but these studies have failed to tell us how science progresses. Supported by computational advances and improved data access, we propose a large-scale data-driven approach in which scientific progress is studied based on the full text of scientific documents.

Wout Lamers
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