AAS 198th Meeting, June 2001
Session 3. Analysis, Data and Distances
Display, Monday, June 4, 2001, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[3.07] Second Order Operators in the ADS Abstract Service

G. Eichhorn, A. Accomazzi, C.S. Grant, M.J. Kurtz, S.S. Murray (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

The ADS has recently expanded its search capabilities by allowing more sophisticated searches that operate on the results of a previous search (so-called Feedback searches or second order operators). Three new feedback queries are available from the bottom of the ADS results list (in addition to regular feedback queries already available from the abstract page and from the bottom of the results list):

1. Get reference list for selected articles: This query returns all known references for the selected articles (or for all articles in the first list). The resulting list will be ranked according to how often each article is referred to and will show the most referenced articles in the field of study that created the first list. It presumably shows the most important articles in that field.

2. Get citation list for selected articles: This returns all known articles that cite one or more of the articles in the first list. The resulting list shows the articles that cite the most articles in the first list at the top. The articles with the most citations are presumably the review articles in the field of study that created the first list.

3. Get also-read list for selected articles: This creates a list of articles that were also read by the readers of the articles in the first list. This list will show what articles are currently being read in the field of study of the first list and will give an idea of which articles are currently considered important for this field.

Combinations of these second order queries (e.g. first a citation query to get the review articles, then a reference query to get all the references in the review articles) can further enhance the utility of this new capability.

The ADS is funded by NASA Grant NCC5-189

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