Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Google CrossRef Search Pilot

The CrossRef Search Pilot has journals from 45 publishers of scholarly research with a Google search interface. The idea is that the search is restricted to quality publications, not all the dross on the web. About the only two IT specialist publishers in the list seem to be Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE.

As an example, a search for my name would normally produce about 68,000 hits from Google (only about 20,000 of these are actually about me). With Google Scholar this drops to 104 hits. With a CrossRef Search it is down to 7. Given that I have never written a scholarly research paper, that still seems a little high, but it turns out I got mentioned in:

* IEEE Standard for Learning Object Metadata,IEEE Std 1484.12.1-2002: balloting group.
* IEEE standard for software vertication and validation plans: balloting group.
* Programming pearls: updates, Communications of the ACM archive, July 1984: corrected a program error,
* Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems, ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes archive, April 1995: reported power station software glitch.

The other two entries were another Tom Worthington.

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