Mendeley Ltd.

Recommendations for Researchers


Saúl Vargas
@saulvargas

RecSys 2016 Industry Session Talk

The Research Workflow

Mendeley is a research platform that provides tools to assist researchers during their workflow.

Research Workflow
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Read & Organise

Desktop Client
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Search & Discover

Mendely Suggest Newsfeed Rec 1 Newsfeed Rec 2 Newsfeed Rec 3
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Collaborate & Network

Mendeley Groups

Our Mission

Make the research workflow better and happier.

Data Science @ Mendeley

What do we do...

Duplicate detection: catalogue crowdsourcing Deduplication
Information Retrieval & Extraction Search
Bibliometrics & altmetrics Bibliometrics
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...and how do we do it

Product-focused
Product-focused
Not an ivory tower
Collaboration
Simple first
Simplicity
It's the metrics!
Metrics

Recommender Systems
@ Mendeley

Our recommendations

Research papers
Paper recommendation
  • Do not miss relevant research!
  • Stay up to date
  • Publisher neutral
Other researchers
People recommendation
  • Connect the user with their network
  • Keep up to date
  • Make yourself known

Data Sources

Mendeley
  • Crowdsourced metadata
    ⇒ ~100 million documents
  • Reference manager
    ⇒ ~1 billion records
  • Social features
    ⇒ social network & groups
  • Logs
    ⇒ desktop, web & mobile
Scopus
  • >60 million records: journals, conferences, books, patents...
  • The most accurate and complete citation graph.
  • Metrics for author and journal reputation.

Technology

Batch vs Online
Content and Usage Data
Prototyping vs Production-ready
Our toolset
Technologies

Evaluation

Offline Evaluation
Dogfooding
User tests
A/B testing & Metrics

Challenges

Interdisciplinary research & change of topic
Covering different user needs
Combining signals of relevance
Protecting user privacy

The future

The social network of Science

Entities

Next steps

Recommending more entities
Recommendations in context
More personalised experience
Suggestions? Tell us!

Thanks!

(We are hiring! Saul.Vargas@mendeley.com)