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IEEE, Parity Computing partner up for author disambiguation.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 29, 2011 - In support of IEEE Xplore® digital library, IEEE chose Parity Computing, Inc. for author name disambiguation initiative that will leverage Parity's SaaS-based Author Profiling System. This will enabling development and maintenance of unique author and institution IDs for enhanced IEEE Xplore authorsearch experience as well as new value-added services. Author Profiler System will be used to construct and maintain unique, high-accuracy author and affiliation IDs based on existing data.

Institute Of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc., The (IEEE) - Piscataway, NJ

Original Press Release

IEEE Partners with Parity Computing on Author Disambiguation Initiative

Press release date: Jul 25, 2011

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, has chosen Parity Computing, Inc., for 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 Profiling System to enable the development and maintenance of unique author and institution IDs for an enhanced IEEE Xplore authorsearch experience and new value-added services.

Author disambiguation establishes authority files for authors and institutions by indentifying all articles written by a given author or at a given institution, while simultaneously distinguishing between different authors having the same name.

The problem of determining whether records in a database refer to the same person is critical for both publishers and users because ambiguous names data can hamper the accuracy of results retrieval for search queries based on author names.

The benefits of author name disambiguation include:

-- Improved precision of results retrieval for author name searches. -- Improved results of bibliometric analyses. -- Ability to create individual author profiles and provide new author information services.

IEEE will use Parity's Author Profiler System to construct and maintain unique, high-accuracy author and affiliation IDs based on existing information in publication source files.

With nearly three million documents in the IEEE Xplore digital library, the eventual benefits to users and subscribers upon completion are expected to be substantial.

To request a free trial of IEEE Xplore digital library, visit the IEEE digital subscriptions Web page .

About IEEE

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at www.ieee.org.

About Parity Computing

Parity provides powerful data mining, analytics, and decision-support systems to publishers and enterprises in the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry. Additionally, Parity's Clinical Vigilance(TM) product line monitors disparate healthcare data sources to create better patient outcomes at lower costs by providing evidence-based, disease-specific clinical decision support. For further information see www.paritycomputing.com.