Scholia, Scientometrics and Wikidata

Finn Årup Nielsen*, Daniel Mietchen, Egon Willighagen

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Scholia is a tool to handle scientific bibliographic information through Wikidata. The Scholia Web service creates on-the-fly scholarly profiles for researchers, organizations, journals, publishers, individual scholarly works, and for research topics. To collect the data, it queries the SPARQL-based Wikidata Query Service. Among several display formats available in Scholia are lists of publications for individual researchers and organizations, plots of publications per year, employment timelines, as well as co-author and topic networks and citation graphs. The Python package implementing the Web service is also able to format Wikidata bibliographic entries for use in LaTeX/BIBTeX. Apart from detailing Scholia, we describe how Wikidata has been used for bibliographic information and we also provide some scientometric statistics on this information.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web:
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2017 Satellite Events
EditorsEva Blomqvist, Katja Hose, Heiko Paulheim
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-70407-4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

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