Frequently asked Questions

How do we generate our dataset?
We extract publication information from the DBLP dataset (currently 2020-01-01). Based on this XML, we extract all publications published on one of the conferences listed on the main page. This list originated from recent work by Jan Peters, Constantin A. Rothkopf and Kristian Kersting. After extracting publications located in the research domain "Artificial Intelligence", we extract all authors and search for further information (e.g. country, affiliation and URLs) in the DBLP.xml. Finally we match all publications with the open available Semantic Scholar dataset (currently the release from 2019-11-01) in order to add information about the in citations. These are used to calculate the h-Index based on AI publications.
Due to the fact, that Semantic Scholar contains the DBLP as one of their sources, it is possible to match a majority of the publication using only the title and year information. We decided to use publication year information, due to matching single DBLP publication to multiple Semantic Scholar publications in different years. We found them to be either journal extensions or ArXiv publications. We decided against matching the conference/journal names, due to the fact, that the disambiguation is very hard (both dataset use different abbreviations). Please keep in mind that that the Semantic Scholar contains different citation information that e.g. the Google scholar, hence our h-Index might differ from other sources. For the Google Scholar Citations page of an author, please follow the Google Scholar icon.
Can I share my search with a friend?
On the main page next to the search bar is a icon. Clicking on it opens a popup with a link, which allows to share the current search.
Why can't i find myself in the ranking?
This can have different reasons. As explain above, we exact all Author and Publication information from the DBLP. Hence you can only be in the ranking, if you are listed in the DBLP and have published on one of the given conferences.
If you still cannot find yourself, please double check if you are listed without country information (select 'all' countries). Finally, if this does not work, please contact us.
Why am I listed without country information?
Similar to the points above, we extract out information (also Affiliation and country) from DBLP. If the DBLP has no listed affiliation (or the affiliation does not contain a country name), we are unable to assign you to a country. To fix this issue, please contact the DBLP.
We are currently searching for further opportunities to collect country information, e.g. the Orcid.
What is the h-Index?
The h-Index is defined as the number of papers with citation number ≥h. It is one useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher.
Please keep in mind that we extract citation information from Semantic Scholar and this is independent of Google Scholar and in the consequence/ therefore h-Indexes will be different.
(Hirsch, J. E. (2005). An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(46), 16569.)
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