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The use of the word "Paper" and "References" in this algorithm name is a misnomer. It should actually be Match References Citations to Documents to maintain technicality.

This algorithm attempts to match References Citations to Documents (in an "is a" relationship). A Reference citation is considered to match a Document document if and only if:

  • the Reference Citation Author, Page Number, Source, Volume, and Year are all provided and are valid;
  • the Reference Citation Author matches the first Author of the Documentdocument ;
  • the Reference Citation Page Number matches the Document document Beginning Page;
  • the Reference Citation Source and Document Source are exactly the same Source;
  • the Reference Citation Volume matches the Document document Volume;
  • the Reference citation Year matches the Document document Year.

The output of this algorithm is a copy of the input database, but with the REFERENCE Citations Table table updated to point to the DOCUMENT Documents Table table (via the PAPERthe document_FKidfield). When it is finished, it reports how many References citations were matched to Papers documents and how many References citations were over-matched to Documentsdocuments. An over-matched Reference citation is a Reference citation that matches more than one Documentdocument.

Usage Hints

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

It is strongly recommended that the database be cleaned before matching References citations to Documentsdocuments.

For a quick analysis of a small dataset you may wish to merge together author entities with identical names. For a scientifically sound analysis of a larger dataset, you can find author entity merging suggestions (or manually set your own merging orders from scratch) and perform the merge.

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