IEEE has enlisted the data-mining and analytics developer Parity Computing, of San Diego, to develop an author name disambiguation initiative in support of the IEEE Xplore digital library.
This initiative will leverage Parity's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based Author Profiler System to enable the development and maintenance of unique author and institution identifications for the IEEE Xplore author search experience and services, stated the Piscataway, N.J.-based technical professional association.
Author disambiguation establishes authority files for authors and institutions by identifying all articles written by a given author or at a given institution, while distinguishing between different authors having the same name. Its applications in healthcare include improved accuracy of searchable information for clinical decision support.
IEEE will use Parity's Author Profiler System to construct and maintain author and affiliation identifications based on existing information in publication source files, Parity stated. In addition, the company's Clinical Vigilance line monitors disparate healthcare data sources to create better patient outcomes at lower costs by providing evidence-based, disease-specific clinical decision support.