Dr. Xiaozhong Liu: 2013 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
ILS faculty member Dr. Xiaozhong Liu and ILS Visiting Scholar Zhuoren Jiang, from Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China, received the Best Poster Award at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), which was held July 22-26, 2013 in Indianapolis. The research for the poster developed from Dr. Liu’s ScholarWiki project.
Jiang, Z. & Liu, X. (2013) Recovering Missing Citations in Scholarly Network: A 2-Step Citation Analysis to Estimate Publication Importance. Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). (Best Poster Award)
Abstract: Citation relationships between publications are important for assessing the importance of scholarly components (e.g., authors, publications, and venues) within a network. Missing citation metadata in scholarly databases, however, creates problems for classical citation-based ranking algorithms. In the ACM database, for example, 18.5% of publications don't have citation metadata. In this research we propose an innovative, two-step method of citation analysis, to investigate the importance of publications for which citation data is missing. Preliminary evaluation results show that this method can effectively uncover the importance of publications without using citation metadata.
Along with colleagues, Dr. Liu and Mr. Jiang also contributed to the conference in the following ways:
Posted August 19, 2013