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Data Preparation > Database > ISI > Match References to Papers

Description

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

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

The output of this algorithm is a copy of the input database, but with the Citations Table table updated to point to the Documents Table table (via theĀ document_id field). When it is finished, it reports how many citations were matched to documents and how many citations were over-matched to documents. An over-matched citation is a citation that matches more than one document.

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 citations to documents.

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.

Then, you will probably want to merge together journal entities according to recognized variants.

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