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dc.contributor.author
Jinseok Kim
dc.contributor.author
Heejun Kim
dc.contributor.author
Jana Diesner
dc.date.accessioned
2018-10-12T04:51:11Z
dc.date.available
2018-10-12T04:51:11Z
dc.date.issued
2014-06-30
dc.identifier.issn
2287-4577
dc.identifier.uri
https://repository.kisti.re.kr/handle/10580/8651
dc.description.abstract
Initial based disambiguation of author names is a common data pre-processing step in bibliometrics. It is widely accepted that this procedure can introduce errors into network data and any subsequent analytical results. What is not sufficiently understood is the precise impact of this step on the data and findings. We present an empirical answer to this question by comparing the impact of two commonly used initial based disambiguation methods against a reasonable proxy for ground truth data. We use DBLP, a database covering major journals and conferences in computer science and information science, as a source. We find that initial based disambiguation induces strong distortions in network metrics on the graph and node level: Authors become embedded in ties for which there is no empirical support, thus increasing their sphere of influence and diversity of involvement. Consequently, networks generated with initial-based disambiguation are more coherent and interconnected than the actual underlying networks, and individual authors appear to be more productive and more strongly embedded than they actually are.
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application/pdf
dc.language.iso
eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice
dc.title
The Impact of Name Ambiguity on Properties of Coauthorship Networks
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Article
dc.rights.license
CC_BY
dc.citation.endPage
15
dc.citation.number
2
dc.citation.startPage
6
dc.citation.volume
2
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation
vol. 2, no. 2, page. 6 - 15
dc.identifier.doi
10.1633/JISTaP.2014.2.2.1
dc.subject.keyword
bibliometrics
dc.subject.keyword
name ambiguity
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initial based disambiguation
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coauthorship networks
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collaboration networks
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KISTI
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