Scientometrics

, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 763–784

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

Authors

  • Li Tang
    • School of Public PolicyGeorgia Institute of Technology
    • School of Public PolicyGeorgia Institute of Technology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11192-010-0196-6

Cite this article as:
Tang, L. & Walsh, J.P. Scientometrics (2010) 84: 763. doi:10.1007/s11192-010-0196-6

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.

Keywords

Name disambiguationCommon namesCognitive mapApproximate structural equivalenceKnowledge homogeneity scoreHierarchical clustering

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2010