On identifying name equivalences in digital libraries

  title={On identifying name equivalences in digital libraries},
  author={Dror G. Feitelson},
  journal={Inf. Res.},
The services provided by digital libraries can be much impro ved by correctly identifying variants of the same name. For example, this will allow for be tter retrieval of all the works by a certain author. We focus on variants caused by abbreviat ions of first names, and show that significant achievements are possible by simple lexica l an lysis and comparison of names. This is done in two steps: first a pairwise matching of names is performed, and then these are used to find cliques of… CONTINUE READING
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