Mining the rank of universities with Wikipedia

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This work was partly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61603097, 71731004), and Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai (Grant No. 16ZR1446400).

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Li, Z., Li, C. & Li, X. Mining the rank of universities with Wikipedia. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 62, 209202 (2019).

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