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Data Preparation > Database > ISI > Extract Author Citation Network

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Description

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Extracts the author citation network from an ISI database.

Each Author from each document in the input database is represented by a node. An edge is drawn between the nodes for two Authors if and only if one of the Authors authored a Document that cited a Document that the other Author authored.

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Analyses

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The output network will include the following data and metadata:

  • Node (Author)
    • All data from the PERSON table.
    • A generated prettified label for identifying this Author.
    • The number of documents authored in your dataset.
    • Number of documents authored in your dataset.
  • Directed Edge (Citation)
    • The number of times the target node Author cited the source node Author.
    • Publication year of the earliest citing document.

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Usage Hints

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Load an ISI file into the tool, then create a database from it using the ISI database loader.

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Finally, you must match References up to Documents in your dataset (there are no citations to analyze, otherwise).

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