Classifying Research Papers with the Computer Science Ontology

“Classifying Research Papers with the Computer Science Ontology” is a demo paper submitted to the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2018 , 8-12 October 2018, Monterey, California, USA, 2018.   Angelo A. Salatino, Thiviyan Thanapalasingam, Andrea Mannocci, Francesco Osborne, Enrico Motta   Abstract Ontologies of research areas are important tools for characterising, exploring and analysing the research […]

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The Computer Science Ontology: A Large-Scale Taxonomy of Research Areas

Ontologies of research areas are important tools for characterising, exploring, and analysing the research landscape. Some fields of research are comprehensively described by large-scale taxonomies, e.g., MeSH in Biology and PhySH in Physics. Conversely, current Computer Science taxonomies are coarse-grained and tend to evolve slowly. For instance, the ACM classification scheme contains only about 2K research topics and the last version dates back to 2012. In this paper, we introduce the Computer Science Ontology (CSO), a large-scale, automatically generated ontology of research areas, which includes about 26K topics and 226K semantic relationships. It was created by applying the Klink-2 algorithm on a very large dataset of 16M scientific articles.

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