The explosion of digital information offers an unprecedented opportunity to study the dynamics that shape human understanding, investigation and certainty. Yet, it also presents enormous challenges. One particularly vexing problem is the so called “Record Linkage and de-duplication” problem. Knowledge Lab has assembled a massive database of scientific, social scientific, and humanistic literature. This working group is charged with developing methods for the application of unique identifiers to named entities such as authors and institutions, as well as to novel, augmented metadata entities such as “concepts”, “methods”, and “contexts”.
The Working Group meets regularly to share ideas, tools, methods, and disambiguated metadata.
Disambiguation Working Group
Daniel Acuna – Northwestern University
Luis Amaral – Northwestern University
William Catino – University of Chicago
Stephen David – Oregon Health and Science University
Eamon Duede – University of Chicago
Konrad Kording – Northwestern University, RIC
Tim Weninger – Notre Dame University