DIMACS TR: 2007-13

ACM Classification Can Be Used for Representing Research Organizations

Authors: Boris Mirkin, Susana Nascimento and Luis Moniz Pereira


We present a method for representation a Computer Science Research organization by using the ACM Computing Subjects classification tree.  The representation comprises head subjects of the upper level as well as their gaps and offshoots found by parsimoniously mapping main subject clusters, extracted from the data on similarity ACM research topics according to the working in the organization, onto the ACM classification.  A robust method for possibly overlapping clustering is described.  A real-world example of the representation is provided.

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