Resolving Author Name Homonymy to Improve Resolution of Structures in Co-author Networks

@inproceedings{Velden2011ResolvingAN,
  title={Resolving Author Name Homonymy to Improve Resolution of Structures in Co-author Networks},
  author={Theresa Velden and Asif-ul Haque and Carl Lagoze},
  booktitle={JCDL},
  year={2011}
}
We investigate how author name homonymy distorts clustered large-scale co-author networks, and present a simple, effective, scalable and generalizable algorithm to ameliorate such distortions. We evaluate the performance of the algorithm to improve the resolution of mesoscopic network structures, that is those meso-level structures of a network resulting from groupings of nodes and their interlinking. To this end, we establish the ground truth for a sample of author names that is statistically… CONTINUE READING