Exploration and Evaluation of Citation Networks

Exploration and Evaluation of Citation Networks

This paper deals with the definitions, explanations and testing of the PageRank formula modified and adapted for bibliographic networks. Our modifications of PageRank take into account not only the citations but also the co-authorship relationships. We verified the capabilities of the developed algorithms by applying them to the data from the DBLP digital library and subsequently by comparing the resulting ranks of the sixteen winners of the ACM SIGMOD E.F.Codd Innovations Award from the years 1992 till 2007. Such ranking, which is based on both the citation and co-authorship information, gives better and more fair-minded results than the standard PageRank gives. The proposed method is able to reduce the influence of citation loops and gives the opportunity for farther improvements e.g. introducing temporal views into the citations evaluating algorithms.

Keywords: WWW structure mining; PageRank; citation analysis; citation networks; ranking algorithms; social networks;

Year: 2008

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Authors of this publication:

Karel Je┼żek

Phone:  +420 377632475, 377632400
E-mail: jezek_ka@kiv.zcu.cz
WWW: http://www-kiv.zcu.cz/~jezek_ka/

Karel is a group coordinator and a supervisor of PhD students working at research projects of this Group.

Dalibor Fiala

E-mail: dalfia@kiv.zcu.cz
WWW: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/~dalfia/

Dalibor is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He is interested in web mining, information retrieval, and information science.

Josef Steinberger

E-mail: jstein@kiv.zcu.cz

Josef is an associated professor at the Department of computer science and engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He is interested in media monitoring and analysis, mainly automatic text summarisation, sentiment analysis and coreference resolution.

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Extracting Information from Web Content and Structure

Authors:  Dalibor Fiala, Roman Tesa┼Ö, Karel Je┼żek
Desc.:This project deals with classification of Web documents and determination of authoritative Web sites. It was supported in part by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic under grant FRVS 1347/2005/G1.