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Connected Papers

Jan 12, 2024

Akan Levine shared a link today to Connected Papers. The idea is that you give it a paper title, URL or DOI, and it tries to find relevant similar papers. According to the About page, "we analyze an order of ~50,000 papers and select the few dozen with the strongest connections to the origin paper." Here, cionnections are not created by direct links buut by similarity, where 'similarity' is here defined as "highly overlapping citations and references"(though of course we can imagine a broader measure of similarity being used in this context) In this way, the mechanism reminds us more of machine learning algorithms (such as 'nearest neighbour') than old-style citation trees and more modern large language models.

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