Researcher Name Resolver Overview

Last update 2014-12-15

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What is the Reseacher Name Resolver?

The Researcher Name Resolver provides users with identity service of researchers in Japan and giving links to researcher web resources. Currently, 198,861 researchers are registered (27, Apr,2012).

To implement its functions, we made the researcher identification framework to resolve name issues, such as researchers with the same family name and personal name, maiden name, and kanji character variants. The framework uses the researcher numbers of KAKENHI and researchmap to construct some IDs. The numbers of KAKENHI are related to personal names (kanji, katakana, and alphabetical) and the last affiliation among the related KAKENHI projects. With these attributes, we tried to identify researchers in university researcher directories (currently 226 universities). As a result, 23,252 links have been identified, which is about 12% of all researchers. It also has 80,008 links to researchmap, which is about 42% of all registered researchers. Each personal page has links to queries with the name for other services, such as CiNii: a Japanese article search, Webcat Plus: a book holdings search of Japanese universities, researchmap, Google and Google Scholar. It has direct links to the KAKEN grant search service and CiNii author page as well. Our experimental web resource linking mechanism is oriented towards the researcher.

In the future, to expand its coverage and enrich its attributes, other researcher authorities will be inter-connected. We will expand the target university researcher directories to cover all researchers in Japan.


(>>>the first release note at 13, May, 2008 (in Japanese))

What does each researcher page show about?

Basic Information

Each page shows the following information on the top of it to identify the person.

  Name Family name and first name in Kanji characters, phonetic Katakana characters, and roman transliterate.
Researcher Name Resolver ID Identifier of the researcher of this service.
  KAKENHI Researcher Number Researcher Number of the KAKENHI, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research by Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology of JAPAN
Affiliation Affiliation record is fetched from several sources, i.e., KAKENHI database and institutional upload researcher profile data. The most newest record is shown for the affiliation.
Direct Links Each page shows direct links to scholarly information of the researcher if it is available.
KAKEN The national award database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, KAKENHI, namely KAKEN. The link refers to registered researcher page of the researcher in KAKEN if it is available.
  CiNii Japanese article database operated by NII. The link refers to the author page of the researcher in CiNii if it is available.
  JAIRO JAIRO is an abbreviation of Japanese Institutional Repositories Online. The link refers to the author page of the researcher in JAIRO if it is available.
Researcher's Web Page of the Affiliated Institutions

Researcher pages of campus directories. We crawled the following campus directories and matched researcher pages to the basic information above to identify the exact personal page. As a result, 23,252 links are provided, which covers 12 % of registered researchers.

 

Target directories are:
Muroran Institute of Technology, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hirosaki University, Tohoku University, Akita University, Yamagata University, Ibaraki University, University of Tsukuba, Gunma University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo Institute of Technology, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo University of Marine Science and TechnologyYokohama National University, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Niigata University, Nagaoka University of Technology, Joetsu University of Education, University of Toyama, Kanazawa University, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, University of Yamanashi, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology, Mie University, Shiga University, Shiga University of Medical Science, Kyoto University, Osaka Kyoiku UniversityNara University of Education, Wakayama University, Okayama University, Hiroshima University, The University of Tokushima, Naruto University of Education, Kagawa University, Ehime University, Kochi University, Kyushu University, Oita University, University of Miyazaki, Kagoshima University, National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Future University-Hakodate, Sapporo City University, Aomori University of Health and Welfare, Akita Prefectural University, Fukushima Medical University, Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Yokohama City University, Niigata College of Nursing, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Fukui Prefectural University, Tsuru University, University of Shizuoka, Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya City University, Mie Prefectural College of Nursing, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe City College of Nursing, The University of Shimane, Hiroshima City University, Shimonoseki City University, Fukuoka Women's UniversityUniversity of Nagasaki, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Sapporo Gakuin University, Hokusei Gakuen University, Hokkaido Institute of Technology, Japanese Red Cross Hokkaido college of Nursing, Sendai University, Tohoku Gakuin University, Ishinomaki Senshu University, Tohoku University of Art and DesignIwaki Meisei University, Ryutsu Keizai University, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Dokkyo University, Nippon Institute of Technology, Bunkyo University, Surugadai University, Bunkyo Gakuin University, Mejiro University, Jumonji University, Shukutoku University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba University of Commerce, Wayo Women's University, International Budo University, Kanda University of International Studies, Teikyo Heisei University, Seitoku University, Edogawa University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Asia University, Kitasato University, Kyoritsu Women's University, Kyorin University, Keio University, Kogakuin University, International Christian University, Komazawa University, Jissen Women's University, Sophia University, Showa Women's University, Shirayuri College, Seikei University, Seijo University, University of the Sacred Heart, St. Luke's College of Nursing, Senshu University, Taisho University, Daito Bunka University, Chuo University, Teikyo University, Tokai University, Tokyo Keizai University, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo University of AgricultureTokyo University of Science, Toho University, Nihon University, Nippon Medical School, Japan College of Social Work, Japan Women's College of Physical Education, Nippon Sport Science University, Hosei University, Musashino Art University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, Kanagawa University, Kanto Gakuin University, Shonan Institute of Technology, Tsurumi UniversityFerris University, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Toin University of Yokohama, Tokyo Health Care University, Nigata University of Phermacy and Applied Life Sciences, Niigata University of Health and WelfareToyama University of International Studies, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa Medical UniversityHokuriku University, Teikyo University of Science & Technology, Nagano University, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Chubu Gakuin University, Seirei Christopher University, Fuji Tokoha University, Aichi UniversityAichi Gakuin University, Aichi Institute of Technology, Kinjo Gakuin University, Chukyo University, Chubu University, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, The NUCB Graduate School, Nanzan UniversityNagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Kyoto Gakuen University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto Women's University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Doshisha University, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Hanazono University, Bukkyo University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University of Art and DesignKyoto Bunkyo University, Osaka Sangyo University, Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences, Kansai Medical University, Tezukayama Gakuin University, Hannan UniversityOsaka University of Economics and Law, Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, Senri Kinran University, Aino University, Ashiya University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Konan University, Konan Women's University, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe College, Himeji Dokkyo University, University of Marketing and Distribution SciencesKobe Design University, Hyogo University, Tenri University, Koyasan University, Okayama Shoka UniversityNotre Dame Seishin University, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Hiroshima Institute of TechnologyHiroshima Shudo University, The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Matsuyama University, Kyushu Kyoritsu University, Kyushu Sangyo University, Kyushu Women's University, Kurume University, Seinan Gakuin University, Nishinippon Institute of TechnologyFukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka Dental College, The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing, Nippon Bunri University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Okinawa University, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College, Teikyo University, Kyoritsu Women's University, Kyoto Women's University
(226 institutions listed here.)

  researchmap researchmap of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). We use a matching table of researchmap ID and KAKENHI Researcher Number to provide a link.
  JGlobal Link center of Research and Development Activities of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). We use a matching table of J-GLOBAL ID and KAKENHI Researcher Number to provide a link.
Searches (by Name and Affiliation in Japanese) Each page shows query links by the name and affiliation in Japanese of the researcher for search engines. These links are useful for browsing the web for the researcher.
Google Query link to Google
Searches (by Name in Japanese) Each page also shows query links by the name in Japanese of the researcher for scholarly databases and search engines.
CiNii Japanese article database operated by NII. The link invokes author search on CiNii.
JAIRO JAIRO is an abbreviation of Japanese Institutional Repositories Online.. The link invokes researcher search on JAIRO.
Webcat Plus Book holding search of Japanese universities. The link invokes author search on Webcat Plus.
researchmap researchmap of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The link invokes researcher search on researchmap.
Google Scholar Google Scholar. The link invokes author search on Google Scholar.
Google Google. The link invokes general search on Google.
Searches (by Name in English) Each page also show query links by the name in roman transliterate of the researcher for scholarly databases and search engines.
  CiNii Japanese article database operated by NII. The link invokes author search on CiNii.
JAIRO JAIRO is an abbreviation of Japanese Institutional Repositories Online.. The link invokes researcher search on JAIRO.
Webcat Plus

Book holding search of Japanese universities. The link invokes author search on Webcat Plus.

researchmap researchmap of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The link invokes researcher search on researchmap.
J-Global Link center of Research and Development Activities of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The link invokes researcher search on J-Global.
Google Scholar Google Scholar. The link invokes author search on Google Scholar.
Google Google. The link invokes general search on Google.
Research Fields of KAKENHI Research Projects Research fields are listed to identify which expertise the researcher's is. If the researcher participated in research projects recorded in the KAKEN database, the research firlds of the projects are listed.
Research Keywords of KAKENHI Research Projects Research keywords are listed to identify which expertise the researcher's is. If the researcher participated in research projects recorded in the KAKEN database, the research keywords of the projects are listed.
URI of This Document URI of the researcher page. Researcher page has varieties of menu language. English menu page is expressed by different URI from Japanese menu page. Both language menu pages are abstracted to generic document. Generic document means the document class of the researcher and is expressed by uniqe URI. It implies all documents in different format. In addition, HTML code has link information of RDF(Resouce Definition Framework)/XML for machine readable format of the same content.

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Contact about This Service

National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN
Scholarly and Academic Information Division

Researcher Name Resolver Development Team

rnr_fdbk@nii.ac.jp