publication . Conference object . 2018

The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation

Backes, Tobias;
Open Access English
  • Published: 22 Oct 2018
Abstract
In this work, we address the problem of blocking in the context of author name disambiguation. We describe a framework that formalizes different ways of name-matching to determine which names could potentially refer to the same author. We focus on name variations that follow from specifying a name with different completeness (i.e. full first name or only initial). We extend this framework by a simple way to define traditional, new and custom blocking schemes. Then, we evaluate different old and new schemes in the Web of Science. In this context we define and compare a new type of blocking schemes. Based on these results, we discuss the question whether name-matc...
Subjects
free text keywords: Author Disambiguation, Blocking, Name-Matching, Publizistische Medien, Journalismus,Verlagswesen, News media, journalism, publishing, Author Disambiguation; Blocking; Name-Matching, Informationswissenschaft, Information Science, Informationssystem, Matching, Computerlinguistik, information system, computational linguistics, Completeness (statistics), Identifier, Information retrieval, Author name, Computer science, ddc:070
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MOVING
Training towards a society of data-savvy information professionals to enable open leadership innovation
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 693092
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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publication . Conference object . 2018

The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation

Backes, Tobias;