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Making sense of research with Rexplore

Motta, Enrico and Osborne, Francesco (2012). Making sense of research with Rexplore. In: International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012), 11-15 November 2012, Boston, USA.

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Abstract

While there are many tools and services which support the exploration of research data, by and large these tend to provide a limited set of functionalities, which cover primarily ranking measures and simple mechanisms for relating authors. To try and improve over the current state of affairs, we are developing a novel tool for exploring research data, which is called Rexplore. Rexplore builds on an intelligent algorithm for automatically identifying hierarchical and equivalence relations between research areas, to provide a variety of functionalities and visualizations to help users to make sense of research data. These include visualizations to detect trends in research; ways to cluster authors according to several dynamic similarity measures; and fine-grained mechanisms for ranking authors, taking into account parameters such as ranking criterion, career stage, calendar years, publication venues, etc.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Not known
Keywords: research data; bibliographic data; data visualization; data exploration; visual analytics; scholarly semantic relations
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 39161
Depositing User: Francesco Osborne
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 12:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39161
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