Similar researcher search in academic environments

Sujatha Das Gollapalli, Prasenjit Mitra, C. Lee Giles
2012 Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL '12  
Entity search is an emerging IR and NLP task that involves the retrieval of entities of a specific type in response to a query. We address the "similar researcher search" or the "researcher recommendation" problem, an instance of "similar entity search" for the academic domain. In response to a 'researcher name' query, the goal of a researcher recommender system is to output the list of researchers that have similar expertise as that of the queried researcher. We propose models for computing
more » ... ilarity between researchers based on expertise profiles extracted from their publications and academic homepages. We provide results of our models for the recommendation task on two publicly-available datasets. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to address content-based researcher recommendation in an academic setting and demonstrate it for Computer Science via our system, ScholarSearch.
doi:10.1145/2232817.2232849 dblp:conf/jcdl/GollapalliMG12 fatcat:opljsvgag5hgfkwukfirut4ze4