investigated since these are a coherent set and most likely to cover academic research. The UK was chosen as a clear unit of analysis and to ensure familiarity with reporting idioms. Relating to the two broad goals, the following specific questions are addressed, updating previous large-scale studies and broadening knowledge about press treatment of academic research using the new automatic method.
Can citations to scientific journals be automatically identified in news stories with an acceptable degree of accuracy?
How likely are different academic subjects and