Quick Evaluation of Research Impacts at Conferences Using SNS

Satoshi Fukuda, Hikaru Nakahashi, Hidetsugu Nanba, Toshiyuki Takezawa

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Abstract

We are investigating ways of evaluating research impact as soon as possible after publication. Traditionally, the research impact or importance of academic journals has been evaluated using citation relations, such as the impact factor and the citation half-life. However, these citation-based methods require long periods to evaluate research impact and therefore are not suitable for evaluating the current impact of research papers at conferences. To solve this problem, we are studying the automatic evaluation of research impact using Twitter. Researchers participating in academic conferences often post their opinions or comments on Twitter. Here, research papers (presentations) that have many comments are considered to be outstanding and to have strong impact during the conference. In this paper, we propose a method for automatically aligning tweets with research papers. The procedure consists of the following three steps: (1) detecting valuable tweets, (2) aligning each valuable tweet with a research paper, and (3) calculating the research impact of each research paper by the number of aligned tweets. We conducted some experiments to confirm the effectiveness of our method. From the results, we obtained an MRR score of 0.223, which outperformed a baseline method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2015
EditorsMarcus Spies, Roland R. Wagner, A Min Tjoa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages259-263
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467375825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2016
Event26th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2015 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Sep 1 2015Sep 4 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA
Volume2016-February
ISSN (Print)1529-4188

Other

Other26th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2015
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period9/1/159/4/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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