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Developing a mathematical model of the co‑author recommender system using graph mining techniques and big data applications

Ebrahimi, Fezzeh, Asemi, Asefeh, Nezarat, Amin and Kő, Andrea (2021) Developing a mathematical model of the co‑author recommender system using graph mining techniques and big data applications. Journal of Big Data, 8 . DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-021-00432-y

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-021-00432-y


Abstract

Finding the most suitable co-author is one of the most important ways to conduct effective research in scientific fields. Data science has contributed to achieving this possibility significantly. The present study aims at designing a mathematical model of co-author recommender system in bioinformatics using graph mining techniques and big data applications. The present study employed an applied-developmental research method and a mixed-methods research design. The research population consisted of all scientific products in bioinformatics in the PubMed database. To achieve the research objectives, the most appropriate effective features in choosing a co-author were selected, prioritized, and weighted by experts. Then, they were weighted using graph mining techniques and big data applications. Finally, the mathematical co-author recommender system model in bioinformatics was presented. Data analysis instruments included Expert Choice, Excel, Spark, Scala and Python programming languages in a big data server. The research was conducted in four steps: (1) identifying and prioritizing the criteria effective in choosing a co-author using AHP; (2) determining the correlation degree of articles based on the criteria obtained from step 1 using algorithms and big data applications; (3) developing a mathematical co-author recommender system model; and (4) evaluating the developed mathematical model. Findings showed that the journal titles and citations criteria have the highest weight while the abstract has the lowest weight in the mathematical co-author recommender system model. The accuracy of the proposed model was 72.26. It was concluded that using content-based features and expert opinions have high potentials in recommending the most appropriate co-authors. It is expected that the proposed co-author recommender system model can provide appropriate recommendations for choosing co-authors on various fields in different contexts of scientific information. The most important innovation of this model is the use of a combination of expert opinions and systemic weights, which can accelerate the finding of co-authors and consequently saving time and achieving a greater quality of scientific products.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Big Data, Bioinformatics, Co-Author, Content-Based Recommender System, Data Science, Graph Theory, Mathematical Model
Subjects:Knowledge economy, innovation
Mathematics, Econometrics
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-021-00432-y
ID Code:6326
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:09 Mar 2021 07:42
Last Modified:09 Mar 2021 07:42

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