Scope eKnowledge Center

Scope supports IEEE in enhancing author data for future author database

Press Release   •   Nov 02, 2010 18:13 IST

Chennai, India: Scope eKnowledge Center (Scope), a leading content enhancement and knowledge services provider, is pleased to announce that it will support a significant new initiative of the IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, to build a unique author name database.

IEEE plans to create a database of author data extracted from more than 2.5 million journal articles and conference proceedings contained in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. In order to develop this unique author name database, IEEE is partnering with Scope to subject the existing metadata to a stringent cleanup process, which in-turn will ensure quality disambiguation and the highest level of excellence in the final database product. In order to do so, Scope will take a technology-assisted approach, engaging skilled professionals experienced in the nuances of researcher names and affiliation data while also employing software tools for data validation and enrichment. 

Mr. R. Sivadas, Scope CEO, comments, “Author data record enhancement is an area of competency in which Scope has a considerable amount of experience, as well as the processes and resources in place to guarantee high quality levels, rapid scalability and economy. We at Scope are extremely pleased to be working with the IEEE to put our experience to work for them.” 

“Scope was selected for both their previous experience building author databases as well as their overall consultative approach to our project,” said Gerry Grenier, Staff Director, Publishing Technologies, IEEE. “We are confident that Scope’s expertise will enable us to produce and maintain a robust IEEE author database at the high level of quality that IEEE members have come to expect from all IEEE products.”

 About IEEE

 IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Donohue

Associate Vice President, Content Consulting

Scope eKnowledge Center, US

+1 813 892 4752

Hector Bolanos

General Manager, Business Development

Scope eKnowledge Center, UK

+44 20 7096 0493

Scope eKnowledge Center, a Quatrro Group company, is an award winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective content enhancement and knowledge services to the global information industry. Scope uses a combination of deep subject matter expertise in a number of business and STM domains, innovative technology and proprietary intellectual property to provide world class services. In operation for over 24 years, Scope has built a clientele loyal to its abstracting, indexing, semantic enrichment, database/directory development and content authoring solutions. Scope is also the publisher of the daily Knowledgespeak newsletter, the authoritative news service focusing on the STM information industry.