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Keeping a sanity check on the scientific literature

Paul van der Vet (2016-10-26 13:45 - 15:30 in CR-2M)

One of the more prominent applications of Information Retrieval is finding relevant scientific publications. The results of a search, however, might be polluted by retracted articles without the searcher being aware of that. Worse, the retracted results of a retracted paper might have been spread over the literature through citation chains. In this presentation I will briefly discuss how a publication comes to be and what happens after publication, what are the reasons for retraction, how to spot retractions, and I will tentatively answer the question whether retracted results proliferate.

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