, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 763-784
Date: 08 Apr 2010

Bibliometric fingerprints: name disambiguation based on approximate structure equivalence of cognitive maps

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Abstract

Authorship identity has long been an Achilles’ heel in bibliometric analyses at the individual level. This problem appears in studies of scientists’ productivity, inventor mobility and scientific collaboration. Using the concepts of cognitive maps from psychology and approximate structural equivalence from network analysis, we develop a novel algorithm for name disambiguation based on knowledge homogeneity scores. We test it on two cases, and the results show that this approach outperforms other common authorship identification methods with the ASE method providing a relatively simple algorithm that yields higher levels of accuracy with reasonable time demands.

Both authors contributed equally to this work and are listed alphabetically.