Unveiling Scholarly Communities over Knowledge Graphs

  • Sahar Vahdati
  • Guillermo PalmaEmail author
  • Rahul Jyoti Nath
  • Christoph Lange
  • Sören Auer
  • Maria-Esther Vidal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11057)


Knowledge graphs represent the meaning of properties of real-world entities and relationships among them in a natural way. Exploiting semantics encoded in knowledge graphs enables the implementation of knowledge-driven tasks such as semantic retrieval, query processing, and question answering, as well as solutions to knowledge discovery tasks including pattern discovery and link prediction. In this paper, we tackle the problem of knowledge discovery in scholarly knowledge graphs, i.e., graphs that integrate scholarly data, and present Korona, a knowledge-driven framework able to unveil scholarly communities for the prediction of scholarly networks. Korona implements a graph partition approach and relies on semantic similarity measures to determine relatedness between scholarly entities. As a proof of concept, we built a scholarly knowledge graph with data from researchers, conferences, and papers of the Semantic Web area, and apply Korona to uncover co-authorship networks. Results observed from our empirical evaluation suggest that exploiting semantics in scholarly knowledge graphs enables the identification of previously unknown relations between researchers. By extending the ontology, these observations can be generalized to other scholarly entities, e.g., articles or institutions, for the prediction of other scholarly patterns, e.g., co-citations or academic collaboration.



This work has been partially funded by the EU H2020 programme for the project iASiS (grant agreement No. 727658).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.L3S Research CenterHannoverGermany
  3. 3.TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and TechnologyHannoverGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer IAISSankt AugustinGermany

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