Integration of OpenAIRE Graph on OiPub SME platform
EOSC-DIH business pilots in practice
OiPub is an academic research discovery and discussion platform built around a library of research publications.
Challenge & Scenario
Prior to the EOSC-DIH pilot, OiPub was using the research paper metadata provided by the Directory of Open Access Journals for initial system testing and development (circa 8.5M publications). This library needed to be expanded to provide users with access to all research paper metadata. OpenAire Graph offers support in massively expanding the metadata library available to users to 160M publications and growing. This massive publication dataset needed to be processed and integrated in order to make it compatible with OiPub’s topic-based broadcasting and sorting system. Publication metrics also needed to be calculated, adapted, and integrated so that the information shown to users is relevant and important for the community or search applied.
Solution & Implementation
The OpenAIRE Graph data dump was processed and integrated to make it compatible with OiPub’s design. OiPub was supported in this work by EOSC-DIH provided EGI computation resources as well as OpenAire expert support and feedback whenever questions arose. Additional OpenAIRE services such as OpenCitations were investigated for publication metrics and additional academic data.
After the successful integration of the OpenAIRE Graph data, OiPub will allow users to explore, discuss and share the wealth of information provided by it. The collaboration resulted in the publications library OiPub provides growing from the 8.5M publications from the initial DOAJ dataset, to the over 160 million publications provided by the OpenAIRE Graph. As well as 3.4 billion keyword-publication links with related scores were extracted as part of the data analytics work. This information will be used to categorise and organise all the data from the massive OpenAIRE Graph, allowing users of OiPub to find all information and discussion about one topic in one place and broadcast this information in flexible, automatically populated communities.
Omni Iota Science Limited was founded in October 2020 with the aim of facilitating discovery and discussion of research through its web platform OiPub. OiPub received support through the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (https://eosc-dih.eu/oipub/) with its partners and service providers, OpenAire, EGI and the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Malta Information Technology Agency. Omni Iota Science Ltd. aims to release an open beta version of OiPub by end-2023.
OpenAIRE Graph is an open resource that aggregates a collection of research data properties (metadata, links) available within the OpenAIRE Open Science infrastructure for funders, organisations, researchers, research communities and publishers to interlink information by using a semantic graph database approach.