Due to unprecedented events following the global pandemic situation, this year, the 8th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP), 2020 was fully organised virtually. The entire workshop constituted a single day, with four sessions, featuring keynote talks, with accepted paper presentations and a shared task on citation context classification. More details regarding the program structure can be found here. The workshop this year was organised by CORE, The Open University, UK, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, US. More about it here.
CORE is happy to announce the release of a new version of the CORE Repository Dashboard. The update will be of particular interest to UK repositories as we are releasing with it a new tool to support REF2021 open access compliance assessment. The tool was developed for repository managers and research administrators to improve the harvesting of their repository outputs and ensure their content is visible to the world. Full details here.
Thousands of data providers from almost 150 countries from all over the world are connected with researchers, students, life long learners, and the general public via CORE. This past month CORE’s monthly users reached 20 million – we are really proud of it and grateful to all our content providers. Read more about this here.
Members of the CORE Team have been working on submissions for the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and today we are extremely happy to inform our readers that our two teams have both received acceptance notices. Doctors Bikash Gyawali, Nancy Pontika and Petr Knoth have been working on “Open Access 2007-2017: Country and University Level Perspective” while David Pride and Dr. Petr Knoth worked on another submission entitled, “An Authoritative Approach to Citation Classification”. Follow the link and find out more details about this.
CORE follows its mission and makes open access more visible and reusable by being an enabling infrastructure. This time CORE joins its forces with Lean Library, whose aim is to provide seamless access to research materials for users. Due to this collaboration with Lean Library, the CORE Discovery service will now be indirectly used by library systems integrating Lean Library, thereby reaching more users. More information about this integration can be found here.
Researchers from CORE are organizing a new shared task: the ‘3C’ Citation Context Classification Task, as part of the International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications, WOSP 2020 (https://wosp.core.ac.uk/jcdl2020/index.html). The new task will be hosted on Kaggle (https://www.kaggle.com/c/about/inclass), which is a popular Machine Learning/Data Science competition hosting platform. The competition uses a portion of the Academic Citation Typing (ACT) dataset (http://oro.open.ac.uk/60670/), which is the largest dataset of its type in existence, which is also the only dataset of citations annotated by authors and the only truly multidisciplinary dataset. Using this dataset, the shared task aims at classifying the citation context in research publications based on their influence and purpose. There will be two subtasks associated with this shared task. The subtask A is a multi-class classification problem, where citations are categorized into six different classes based on the purpose. The second subtask B is a binary classification task, based on the citation influence.
The new and updated CORE Repository Dashboard aims to help UK repository managers comply with the REF2021 Open Access policy. As a global aggregator of open access content collecting research papers from a wide range of repositories around the world, CORE can provide information about deposit compliance and assist institutions with identifying non-compliant outputs, i.e. outputs deposited too late.
The REF2021 compliance tracking tool was presented (26th March) in a fully booked webinar (slides and recording) attended by 131 repository managers and research administrators from the UK Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR) and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) groups.
The first quarter of 2020 was a highly productive period for CORE in terms of growing and developing our products. Details about these and more news can be found below.
CORE is ready to release a premium version of the Repository Dashboard
The CORE team has developed a premium edition of the CORE Repository Dashboard, with a particular focus being on the development of features that support compliance assessment with the REF 2021 Open Access Audit.
The new CORE Repository Dashboard contains a brand new REF compliance and DOI enrichment tabs. This service has been developed to support Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) with repositories. More specifically, repository managers, research administrators, etc. The interface offers valuable technical information and statistics. Users can benefit from the tool by accessing information that will help them to improve the harvesting of their repository outputs and increase the visibility of their content. The premium edition is currently available to a limited number of users and we plan to expand to all interested institutions in the future. The release of the new version will be announced through a CORE blog-post.
CORE is a global aggregator of open access research content, one of the Jisc’s Open Access services and UK’s National Aggregator. Through its services, CORE delivers a number of key measurable benefits to its stakeholders, such as institutions, repositories, and researchers. Moreover, CORE’s value is not only proved by its services, but by helping others with the delivery of specific use cases. Read more about how CORE acts as an enabling infrastructure, that allows for text mining, business intelligence, compliance monitoring and research analytics here.
In this blog post, Alex Efimov, Staff Engineer at the Research Office of the Ural Federal University, gives a step by step guide on how to install the CORE Recommender on DSpace. The post is also available in Russian.
The CORE Recommender is a large and complex service, while its main purpose is to advance a repository by recommending similar articles. This blog post reviews only the plugin for a dspace/jspui based repository. The source of recommended data is the base of CORE, which consists of metadata descriptions and full texts. In addition, this plugin can recommend articles from the same repository as well.