I wish to properly cite the amount of times a paper has been cited according to Google Scholar. However, I couldn't find a proper answer to this question.
The paper in question is:
Blei, David M., Andrew Y. Ng, and Michael I. Jordan. "Latent dirichlet allocation." the Journal of machine Learning research 3 (2003): 993-1022.
Hansen, S., McMahon, M., & Prat, A. (2014) note that
LDA is widely used (...) and has been cited over 8,000 times
But they cite no source! What is the proper source to cite here?
My first thought was something like this:
LDA is widely used (...) and has been cited over 10,000 since its publication, a search on Google Scholar reveals (Google Scholar, date).
edit: I e-mailed my advisor and ended up citing Hansen et al. (2014) saying that the paper had already been cited 8000 times. Not really a satisfying answer ... alas ..