Combining social information for academic networking

Heck, Tamara (2013) Combining social information for academic networking. In: CSCW 2013: 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 23-27 Nov 2013, San Antonio, Texas.


Researchers in almost all scientific disciplines rely heavily on the collaboration of their colleagues. Throughout his or her career, any researcher will build up a social academic network consisting of people with similar scientific interests. A recommendation system could facilitate the process of identifying and finding the right colleagues, as well as pointing out possible new collaborators. As a researcher's reputation is of great importance, the social information gleaned from citations and reference data can be used to cluster similar researchers. Web services, such as social bookmarking systems, provide new functionalities and a greater variety of social information - if exploited correctly, these could lead to better recommendations. The following chapter describes, by way of example, one approach to recommendation for social networking in academia. Copyright 2013 ACM.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute (8 Dec 2010 - 6 Jul 2016)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute (8 Dec 2010 - 6 Jul 2016)
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 00:06
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 05:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: author co-citation; author recommendation; bibliographic coupling; collaborative filtering; folksonomy; scientific collaboration; social information; author recommendation; bibliographic couplings; cocitation; folksonomies; scientific collaboration; social information; digital computers and systems; computer software, data handling and applications; computer applications; engineering research; impact of technology on society; information sources and analysis
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460806 Human-computer interaction
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