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The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation

Backes, Tobias

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  "description": "<p>In this work, we address the problem of blocking in the context of author name disambiguation. We describe a framework that formalizes different ways of name-matching to determine which names could potentially refer to the same author. We focus on name variations that follow from specifying a name with different completeness (i.e. full first name or only initial). We extend this framework by a simple way to define traditional, new and custom blocking schemes. Then, we evaluate different old and new schemes in the Web of Science. In this context we define and compare a new type of blocking schemes. Based on these results, we discuss the question whether name-matching can be used in blocking evaluation as a replacement of annotated author identifiers. Finally, we argue that blocking can have a strong impact on the application and evaluation of author disambiguation.</p>", 
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  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "Gesis Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Backes, Tobias"
  "headline": "The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation", 
  "image": "", 
  "datePublished": "2018-10-22", 
  "url": "", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "keywords": [
    "Author Disambiguation", 
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  "identifier": "", 
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    "alternateName": "CIKM '18", 
    "location": "Torino", 
    "@type": "Event", 
    "name": "The 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management"
  "name": "The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation"
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