January 01, 2019

Building and analyzing a global co-authorship network using google scholar data

  • Chen R.
  • Chen Y.
  • Ding C.
  • Fu X.
  • Hu J.
  • Hui P.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. By publishing papers together, academic authors can form a co-authorship network, modeling the collaboration among them. This paper presents a data-driven study by crawling and analyzing the vast majority of author profiles of Google Scholar. We make the following major contributions: (1) We present a demographic analysis and get an informative overview of the authors from different aspects, such as the distribution of countries, scientific labels, and academic titles. (2) Based on the publication lists of crawled authors, we build a global co-authorship network with 402.39K authors to study the collaboration among authors. With the aid of social network analysis (SNA), we observe several unique features of this network. (3) We explore the relationship between the co-authorship network and citation metrics. We find a strong correlation between PageRank and h-index.

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  • Prakash S.
  • Saniee I.
  • Weldon M.

This paper takes a fresh look at the debate over the relationship between digital technology and productivity. The argument of economic historian Robert J. Gordon is that digital technology will not lead to increases in productivity such as we saw in the last century, based on his analysis of the ...

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  • Bron M.
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  • Redi M.
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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Many of today's websites have recognised the importance of mobile friendly pages to keep users engaged and to provide a satisfying user experience. However, next to the experience provided by the sites themselves, ...

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  • Aiello L.
  • Djuric N.
  • Grbovic M.
  • Kooti F.
  • Lerman K.
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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Uber is a popular ride-sharing application that matches people who need a ride (or riders) with drivers who are willing to provide it using their personal vehicles. Despite its growing popularity, there exist ...