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This algorithm reads the list of citations in the Google scholar profile for a given author and returns the citation information in the form of a table for all the matched citation for the queried author. This algorithm takes in the author’s first name & last name as the input parameters and if the author name matches with a Google scholar profile , It outputs a table with “Title”, “Author”, “Cited by” and “Year” which lists all the citations associated with the queried author.

Pros & Cons

This algorithm facilitates direct retrieval of citation information for a given author through Google scholar site but have the listed limitations.

  1. Returns only the first 100 citations listed in the Google scholar profile for the given author..
  2. If the given author name matches more than one Google scholars profiles , The algorithm will pick the first author from the list and returns the citations for that author.

This algorithm can be used to get the citation information associated with a researcher from the Google citation profile.

Implementation Details

The algorithm receives the "authors Name” as the input parameter and it is used to send the first query to the Google scholar site to retrieve the internal User Id assigned to the queried author by the Google scholars site. This ID is then used send the second query to the Google scholars site to get the citation information associated with that author. The returned html is parsed using a HTML parser to create a table with “Title”, “Author”, “Cited by” and “Year”.

The detail of the algorithm is shown as following,

  • CitationTableAlgorithm class defines the functions to prepare the out put file. It uses CitationTableExtractor class to get the citations for an author from the Google scholars site.
  • CitationTableExtractor class uses "Jsoup" a java library to parse HTML of the response from the Google Scholor site and extract the citations
  • CitationTableExtractor uses GoogleScholarReaderHelper class to get the number of authors for the given 'Author Name' and also to get the ID from the Google Scholars site.
  • Each function includes the coding to log the success,failure information on each step of the file download process.
Usage Hints

Listed are the steps for using the plug in

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet.
  2. Select 'Author Data' from the menu bar.
  3. Select 'Citation Table Algorithm' sub menu. A window will pop up.
  4. Enter the author’s name.
  5. Press Ok to get a table of author’s citation information in the form “Title”, “Author”, “Cited By” and “Year”.
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