Yow! London - Searching for Research Fraud in OpenAlex with Graph Data Science (Recording)

Ebru Cucen
September 19, 2023
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Check out our Lead Consultant Ebru Cucen and Sage Publishing Data Scientist Adam Day co-present on "Research Fraud Detection in OpenAlex with Graph Data Science" at YOW! London 2022.

Our Lead Consultant Ebru Cucen along with Sage Publishing Data Scientist Adam Day recently spoke at YOW! London, a conference which brought together internationally recognized speakers and developers for an in‑depth look at emerging technologies and best practices in the software industry – regardless of technological platform or language.

Check out the recording of the talk below!

Research Fraud Detection in OpenAlex with Graph Data Science - Ebru Cucen, Lead Consultant

The OpenAlex dataset is a vast graph of data describing researchers, research papers, institutions, journals and more. It is known that some organisations exist which offer authorship slots on research papers for sale. Authors of research papers are required to contribute to the research described in the paper, so paying for an authorship slot is a form of research misconduct.

Given a dataset of research papers, where it is known that authorship slots were sold in this way, we use OpenAlex and Neo4J hosted on Google Cloud Platform to analyse data relating to these papers and take a first step towards automated detection of such unusual co-authorships.

This blog is written exclusively by the OpenCredo team. We do not accept external contributions.

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Ebru Cucen
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