A paper recommendation system with readerbench: the graphical visualization of semantically related papers and concepts

Ionut Cristian Paraschiv, Mihai Dascalu, Philippe Dessus, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Danielle McNamara

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The task of tagging papers with semantic metadata in order to analyze their relatedness represents a good foundation for a paper recommender system. The analysis from this paper extends from previous research in order to create a graph of papers from a specific domain with the purpose of determining each article’s importance within the considered corpus of papers. Moreover, as non-latent representations are powerful when used in conjunction with latent ones, our system retrieves semantically close words, not present in the paper, in order to improve the retrieval of papers. Our previous analyses used the semantic representation of papers in different semantic models with the purpose of creating visual graphs based on the semantic relatedness links between the abstracts. The current analysis takes a step forward by proposing a model that can suggest which papers are of the highest relevance, share similar concepts, and are semantically related with the initial query. Our study is performed using paper abstracts in the field of information technology extracted from the Web of Science citation index. The research includes a use case and its corresponding results by using interactive and exploratory network graph representations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-451
Number of pages7
JournalLecture Notes in Educational Technology
Issue number9789812878663
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Discourse analysis
  • Paper recommendation system
  • Scientometrics
  • Semantic similarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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