Here is what I want to do:
- Given a paper, find the set of all papers referenced by it
- Sort this set of papers by some "importance metric," for example, the citation count.
I find some ad-hoc tools (for example, research gate) to do #1 and there are a few databases (Web of Science, Scopus) to do #2, but the two steps are disconnected and there seems no easy way to bridge them automatically. I have been doing this manually, but it is very tedious.
Are there any efficient ways to do this?