ReViz: A Tool for Automatically Generating Citation Graphs and Variants

Sven Groppe*, Lina Hartung

*Corresponding author for this work


A systematic literature review provides an overview of multiple scientific publications in an area of research and visualizations of the data of the systematic review enable further in-depth analyses. The creation of such a review and its visualizations is a very time- and labor-intensive process. For this reason, we propose a tool for automatically generating visualizations for systematic reviews. Using this tool, the citations between the included articles can be depicted in a citation graph. However, because the clearness of the information contained in the citation graph is highly dependent on the number of included publications, several strategies are implemented in order to reduce the complexity of the graph without loosing (much) information. The generated graphs and developed strategies are evaluated using different instruments, including an user survey, in which they are rated positively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICADL 2020: Digital Libraries at Times of Massive Societal Transition
EditorsEmi Ishita, Natalie Lee San Pang, Lihong Zhou
Number of pages15
Volume12504 LNCS
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Publication date26.11.2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-64451-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-64452-9
Publication statusPublished - 26.11.2020
Event22nd International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries
- Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 30.11.202001.12.2020
Conference number: 252499

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Center for Artificial Intelligence Luebeck (ZKIL)
  • Research Area: Intelligent Systems


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