Multiple occurences of cited work in Web of Science?
krichel at OPENLIB.ORG
Fri May 7 17:45:57 EDT 2004
Sloan, Bernie writes
> I've noticed something in the organization of search results from a Web of
> Science search and was wondering if others have run across the same sort of
It seems that these are common problems when using names to identify
authors and titles to identify publication channels. The same author
can be addressed with many different name strings. The same publication
can be addressed with many different titles.
To really solve these problems, you need to build a relational dataset
where every author paper, and publication channel is identified by
a string that never changes. This is an almost impossible task.
I am working on it. For the economics discipline, I founded and
designed RePEc, see http://repec.org.
For publication channels, identification can be done by hand since
it is a set of a few thousand at most for a given discipline. Papers
can be quite easily identified by citation data from within the
publication channels that they are in. For authors, you can have
them register and tell a bibliographic system something about
themselves and then search for the papers that they authored.
This is done in the RePEc through the RePEc author service,
see http://authors.repec.org. Please do not register there, this
is for economists. Wait until I have built a similar service for
computing and library and information science. This is on my to-do list.
Thomas Krichel mailto:krichel at openlib.org
offline: 2004-05-15 to 2004-05-25 or longer.
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