Leveraging Knowledge Graph Technologies to Assess Journals and Conferences at Springer Nature

“Leveraging Knowledge Graph Technologies to Assess Journals and Conferences at Springer Nature” is an In-Use paper presented at the 21st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2022).


Simone Angioni1, Angelo Antonio Salatino2, Francesco Osborne2,3,Aliaksandr
Birukou4Diego Reforgiato Recupero1, Enrico Motta2

1 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari (Italy)

2 Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)

3 Department of Business and Law, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan (Italy)

4 Springer-Verlag GmbH, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 69121 Heidelberg (DE)



Research publishing companies need to constantly monitor and compare scientific journals and conferences in order to inform critical business and editorial decisions. Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph technologies are natural solutions since they allow these companies to integrate, represent, and analyse a large quantity of information from heterogeneous sources. In this paper, we present the AIDA Dashboard 2.0, an innovative system developed in collaboration with Springer Nature to analyse and compare scientific venues, now also available to the public. This tool builds on a knowledge graph which includes over 1.5B RDF triples and was produced by integrating information about 25M research articles from Microsoft Academic Graph, Dimensions, DBpedia, GRID, CSO, and INDUSO. It can produce sophisticated analytics and rankings that are not available in alternative systems. We discuss the advantages of this solution for the Springer Nature editorial process and present a user study involving 5 editors and 5 researchers, which yielded excellent results in terms of quality of the analytics and usability.



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