Monday, December 06, 2004

Amazon.com Citations

Amazon seems to be getting into the citation linking game.
Amazon.com Citations is a program that helps customers discover books related to the ones they're interested in. Amazon scans every book in the Search Inside the Book program looking for phrases that match the names of books in our catalog. We make a note of these "citations" and display them to you in one of two ways.

If a book cites two other books, we show you which two books it cites, and link to the pages in the book where the citations appear. If a book is cited by two other books, we show you which two books cite it, and link to the pages in those books where the citations appear. Please note that Amazon.com Citations is not a comprehensive list of all existing citations. For example, an author may cite a book using a slightly different form of its name from that which appears in our catalog, or a title may be mentioned in a book not yet part of the Search Inside the Book program. In such cases, we will not find a match.


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