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I would like a tool which allows me to enter some paper citation, and then will begin drawing a graph, where each paper is linked to other papers that cite the original paper or are cited by it.

It seems like this would be a handy way to identify influential papers in a field at a glance.

Does anything like this already exist?

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Some static ones:

There are dynamical ones:

(I asked the same question on WebApps SE https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/10058/visualization-of-citation-data but received no answers. The above is a part of question, as I am still not satisfied.)

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  • $\begingroup$ The link of Web of Science - Citation map is broken. $\endgroup$ – SparkAndShine Feb 2 '17 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding "Citation Map", as mentioned in @Gigacyan's answer below, it seems that a university subscription is required to use this service. $\endgroup$ – wip Aug 20 '17 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ This also seems like a valid candidate: github.com/karpathy/researchlei $\endgroup$ – wip Aug 20 '17 at 16:08
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Centuries ago, there was a Touchgraph demo for Google Scholar. It was the closest thing.

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ISI Web of Knowledge has such tool called "Citation map" but you would probably need a subscription to use this service (most universities have it, I suppose). It is Java-based and sometimes works quite slow.

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