September 16, 2021

Journal Article: “Analysing the Requirements for an Open Research Knowledge Graph: Use Cases, Quality Requirements, and Construction Strategies”

The following article (full text, open access) was recently published by the International Journal on Digital Libraries.

Title

Analysing the Requirements for an Open Research Knowledge Graph: Use Cases, Quality Requirements, and Construction Strategies

Authors

Arthur Brack
Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Anett Hoppe
Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Markus Stocker
Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Sören Auer
Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Ralph Ewerth
Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Source

International Journal on Digital Libraries
Published: 28 July 2021
DOI: 10.1007/s00799-021-00306-x

Abstract

Current science communication has a number of drawbacks and bottlenecks which have been subject of discussion lately: Among others, the rising number of published articles makes it nearly impossible to get a full overview of the state of the art in a certain field, or reproducibility is hampered by fixed-length, document-based publications which normally cannot cover all details of a research work. Recently, several initiatives have proposed knowledge graphs (KG) for organising scientific information as a solution to many of the current issues. The focus of these proposals is, however, usually restricted to very specific use cases.

Source: 10.1007/s00799-021-00306-x

In this paper, we aim to transcend this limited perspective and present a comprehensive analysis of requirements for an Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG) by (a) collecting and reviewing daily core tasks of a scientist, (b) establishing their consequential requirements for a KG-based system, (c) identifying overlaps and specificities, and their coverage in current solutions. As a result, we map necessary and desirable requirements for successful KG-based science communication, derive implications, and outline possible solutions.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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