Supporting Editorial Activities at Springer Nature

The project aims at fostering Springer Nature editorial activities by supporting them with a variety of smart solutions leveraging artificial intelligence, data mining, and semantic technologies. In particular, the KMi team will support Springer Nature editorial team in classifying proceedings and other editorial products, taking informed decisions about their marketing strategy, and improve their internal classification.

Our team and Springer Nature have been collaborating since 2015 in the development of an array of semantically-enhanced solutions supporting editors in i) classifying proceedings and other editorial products with respect to the relevant research areas and ii) taking informed decisions about their marketing strategy. These solutions include i) the Smart Topic API, which automatically maps keywords associated with published papers to semantically characterized topics, which are drawn from a very large and automatically-generated ontology of Computer Science topics; ii) the Smart Topic Miner, which helps editors to associate scholarly metadata to books; and iii) the Smart Book Recommender, which assists editors in deciding which editorial products should be marketed in a specific venue.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • Producing several analytics solutions for the analysis of big scholarly data.
  • Automatically generating a large-scale ontology describing research topics in the field of Engineering.
  • Enhancing the Smart Topics Miner, a tool developed to support the Springer Nature editorial team in classifying proceedings.
  • Releasing the Computer Science Ontology, the largest ontology of research areas in the field of Computer Science, which currently includes about 14K topics and 140K semantic relationships.

 

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