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Data Preparation > Database > ISI > Co-Author Network

Description

Extracts the co-authorship 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 they co-authored a document in the input database.

Analysis

The output network will include the following summaries of your dataset:

Usage Hints

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

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.

Implementation Details

The specific query run by the tool can be found in the source code.