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Revista Cubana de Ciencias Informáticas

versión On-line ISSN 2227-1899

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ALONSO SIERRA, Luis Enrique; HIDALGO DELGADO, Yusniel  y  LEIVA MEDEROS, Amed Abel. Disambiguation of Names of Authors in Scientific Journals. Rev cuba cienc informat [online]. 2014, vol.8, n.3, pp.149-169. ISSN 2227-1899.

The ambiguity in the names of authors in scientific journals is a problem that affects such publications. This problem concerns the possibility of representing the name of the authors of different ways in bibliographic metadata inside of digital repositories. This problem can manifest itself in two different ways. At first place, it is possible to find names of authors syntactically identical, but that do not refer to the same author. The second case refers to the appearance of different names that refer to the same author. This paper shows a study of the main approaches found in the literature to solve the above problem, in addition to a critical analysis of these solutions. To carry out research, a literature review was conducted in major databases referenced globally, with the goal of possibly exposing the latest and thorough elements. After having conducted the study, it was found that the variety of techniques used to solve the problem of ambiguity, range from the use of data mining techniques to the use of the web as an information source. Each of the proposed solutions has advantages and drawbacks, depending on the characteristics of the data used. Also it can be concluded that there is an ultimate solution for solving the problem addressed, due to its close dependence on the used data.

Palabras clave : author name; bibliometrics; data mining; disambiguation; journals.

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