How does Altmetric text mining work?
Primarily, Altmetric links news attention to a research output via a direct link or unique identifier such as a DOI. That said, not all news sources and policy documents insert a link to the research output when discussing it. To ensure we are collecting as much attention as possible we use text mining. Our scraper evaluates the text in the news story or policy document and determines if it has the appropriate data to make a positive match to the research output. The data we are looking for is author names, journal title and a timeframe.
What languages are supported?
At this point the text mining only works for English language words in news sources. If the name of the author and the journal are written in English we will extract them regardless of the language of the news source.