The Scholarometer API and Linked Open Data
Principal Investigator: Filippo Menczer (IUB Informatics)
Scholarometer is a social (crowdsourcing) tool that leverages the wisdom of the crowds. It requires users to tag authors with one or more field/discipline labels. This generates annotations that go into a database, which collects statistics about the various fields, such as average number of citations per paper, average number of papers per author, etc. This data, in turn, enables the computation of universal citation impact metrics, defined below.
Users install the Scholarometer extension into their web browser and can then label authors on Google Scholar and see authors’ impact metrics.