Data citation: Giving credit where credit is due

Yinjun Wu, Abdussalam Alawini, Susan B. Davidson, Gianmaria Silvello

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Abstract

An increasing amount of information is being published in structured databases and retrieved using queries, raising the question of how query results should be cited. Since there are a large number of possible queries over a database, one strategy is to specify citations to a small set of frequent queries-citation views-and use these to construct citations to other "general" queries. We present three approaches to implementing citation views and describe alternative policies for the joint, alternate and aggregated use of citation views. Extensive experiments using both synthetic and realistic citation views and queries show the tradeoffs between the approaches in terms of the time to generate citations, as well as the size of the resulting citation. They also show that the choice of policy has a huge effect both on performance and size, leading to useful guidelines for what policies to use and how to specify citation views.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMOD 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Management of Data
EditorsGautam Das, Christopher Jermaine, Ahmed Eldawy, Philip Bernstein
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages99-114
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781450317436
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event44th ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2018 - Houston, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data
ISSN (Print)0730-8078

Other

Other44th ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period6/10/186/15/18

Keywords

  • Data citation
  • Provenance
  • Scientific databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

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