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SciNoBo Citance Analysis

Unveiling the reproducibility of research through citance analysis

SciNoBo Citance Analysis analyzes citation statements and tries to determine their Intent, Polarity, Semantics and further scientific evidence.

SciNoBo Citance Analysis analyzes citation statements, also known as citances, and tries to determine their:

  • Intent: reuse, comparison, generic;
  • Polarity: agreement, info, disagreement;
  • Semantics: claim, results, methodology, research artifact;
  • Further scientific evidence for a specific citation mark inside the citance.

The tool aim is to differentiate and quantify reusability of research artifacts (datasets, software, methods etc.) and other types/aspects of reproducibility (i.e. generalization, robustness, replicability, reproducibility).


Intent Analysis

The author’s intent. It can be: reused, comparison, generic

Polarity Analysis

If the author agrees, disagrees or none of the above with the citance

Semantic Analysis

If the citance is relevant to a claim, results, methodology or a research artifact

Scientific Evidence

Retrieves further scientific evidence for the citance, also applying polarity


Jan 2023: TRL 4
Jun 2024: TRL 6
Dec 2025: TRL 7


Research Communities
Research Organisations
Funders & policy makers
Research Infrastructure Managers
Research Networks
Research Managers

Provided by


Haris Papageorgiou
Sotiris Kotitsas

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