May 22, 2022

ResearchGate Granted U.S. Patent 10,282,424: “Linking Documents Using Citations”

U.S. Patent 10,282,424 “Linking Documents Using Citations” (application filed on May 19, 2016) was granted today to ResearchGate.


Aspects of the present disclosure relate to linking documents using citations. A server accesses a stored document in a data repository. The server determines a set of candidate citing documents that cite the stored document. The server obtains, for each candidate citing document from the set, first information representing an impact of the candidate citing document taken as a whole and second information representing a citation context within the candidate citing document. The server determines a subset of citing documents, from the set of candidate citing documents, based on the obtained first information and the obtained second information. The server provides a digital transmission of the stored document, including visible indicia of the subset of citing documents, for display at a client device.

Direct to: Patent (via USPTO)

Direct to: Patent Document (with Images) (28 pages; PDF via USPTO)

See Also: Other U.S. Patents Granted to ResearchGate

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