Interesting interview with the co-founder of scite, an AI software that judges scholarly citations as supporting, contradicting, or mentioning.

The scite co-founder used the “citation context” language, an echo of Henry Small’s classic elaboration of “citation context analysis”—a hitherto qualitative method:

Small, H. G. (1982). Citation context analysis. In B. Dervin & M. J. Voigt (Eds.), Progress in communication sciences (pp. 287–310). Norwood, NJ: Ablex. [sadly not available online, let alone OA]