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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620237
Title:
Web citations in patents: Evidence of technological impact?
Authors:
Enrique Orduna-Malea; Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X ) ; Kousha, Kayvan ( 0000-0003-4827-971X )
Abstract:
Patents sometimes cite web pages either as general background to the problem being addressed or to identify prior publications that will limit the scope of the patent granted. Counts of the number of patents citing an organisation’s website may therefore provide an indicator of its technological capacity or relevance. This article introduces methods to extract URL citations from patents and evaluates the usefulness of counts of patent web citations as a technology indicator. An analysis of patents citing 200 US universities or 177 UK universities found computer science and engineering departments to be frequently cited, as well as research-related web pages, such as Wikipedia, YouTube or Internet Archive. Overall, however, patent URL citations seem to be frequent enough to be useful for ranking major US and the top few UK universities if popular hosted subdomains are filtered out, but the hit count estimates on the first search engine results page should not be relied upon for accuracy.
Affiliation:
EC3 Research Group, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), 46022 Valencia, Spain
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue Date:
17-Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620237
DOI:
10.1002/asi.23821
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2330-1635
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorEnrique Orduna-Maleaen
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorKousha, Kayvanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-25T12:44:20Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-25T12:44:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-17-
dc.identifier.issn2330-1635en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asi.23821-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620237-
dc.description.abstractPatents sometimes cite web pages either as general background to the problem being addressed or to identify prior publications that will limit the scope of the patent granted. Counts of the number of patents citing an organisation’s website may therefore provide an indicator of its technological capacity or relevance. This article introduces methods to extract URL citations from patents and evaluates the usefulness of counts of patent web citations as a technology indicator. An analysis of patents citing 200 US universities or 177 UK universities found computer science and engineering departments to be frequently cited, as well as research-related web pages, such as Wikipedia, YouTube or Internet Archive. Overall, however, patent URL citations seem to be frequent enough to be useful for ranking major US and the top few UK universities if popular hosted subdomains are filtered out, but the hit count estimates on the first search engine results page should not be relied upon for accuracy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen
dc.subjectLink analysisen
dc.subjectGoogle Patentsen
dc.titleWeb citations in patents: Evidence of technological impact?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEC3 Research Group, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), 46022 Valencia, Spainen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.date.accepted2016-09-29-
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW251016MTen
rioxxterms.versionAOen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-09-29en
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