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Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Guancan Yang

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  • E-mail: yanggc@ruc.edu.cn



Sep 2010 - Jul 2013, School of Information Management, Wuhan University,

Ph.D. in Information Science

Sep 2003 - Jul 2006, Law School, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Master in International Private Law

Sep 1999 - Jul 2003, School of Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University

Bachelor in Business Administration

Work experience:

Sep 2018 - Jul 2020, School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

Jul 2013- Jul 2018, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China

Jan 2006-Jul 2010: Beijing Institute of Scientific and Technical Information


Main research directions

innovation network analysis, patent data mining, scientometrics


Data Mining

Data Warehouse

Scientometrics and Visualization


Xu, S., Hao, L., Yang, G., Lu, K., & An, X. (2021). A topic models based framework for detecting and forecasting emerging technologies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120366
Chen, L., Xu, S., Zhu, L., Zhang, J., Lei, X., & Yang, G. (2020). A deep learning based method for extracting semantic information from patent documents. Scientometrics, 125(1), 289-312.
Yang, G., Zhang, H., Zhang, X., Yu, Y., & Yang, J. (2019). Digital inheritance of popf based on image database and identification model. In Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage (Vol. 9, pp. 315–322). Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.
Xu, S., Hao, L., An, X., Yang, G., & Wang, F. (2019). Emerging research topics detection with multiple machine learning models. Journal of Informetrics, 13(4).
Yang G, Liu Z, Li G. Understanding Mechanisms of Patent Citation Formation Based on ERGM: A Case Study of the Nelarabine Drug[J]. LIS, 2019, 63(10): 75-86.
Yang G, Cheng L, Zhang J, Li G. Framework for Explanations of Patent Citation Formation: An Exponential Random Graph Model Perspective. LIS, 2019, 63(5): 100-109.
Yang, G., Zhang, J., & Liu, T. (2017). Determinants of Patent Citation Formation: An Application of Exponential Random Graph Models. Science Research Management.
Yang, G., Cheng L., Zhang J., Wang D., ... Zhang H, (2017), A Mixture Record Linkage Approach for US Patent Inventor Disambiguation, The 11th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, Guilin, Beijing.
Yang, G., Li, G., Li, C., Zhao, Y., Zhang, J., Liu, T.,... Huang, M. (2015). Using the comprehensive patent citation network (CPC) to evaluate patent value. Scientometrics, 105(3), pp.1319-1346. (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-015-1763-7)
Wang, D., Yang G., & Fu, J.(2016). A Comparative Analysis of English Name Recognition Criterion and the Validity of the Patent Inventor. Digital Library Forum, 2016(8), pp.2-8.
Chen L., Zhang J., Yang G., Lei X., (2016). The Application of Closed Frequent Itemsets on Patent Text for Technological Evolution Analysis. Library and Information Service, 2016(6), pp.70-76.
Chen L., Yang G., Zhang J., Fan Y. (2015). Research on Multiple Main Paths Method Oriented to Analysis of Technological Evolution. Library and Information Service, 2015(10), pp.124-130.
Cheng R., Yang G. (2015). Analysis of S&T Commercialization Research Based on Bibliometrics. China Science & Technology Resources Review, 47(4), pp.52-59. (http://d.wanfangdata.com.cn/Periodical/zgkjzydk201504009)
Yang G., Zhang J., Wang J.. (2015). Study on Patent Data Integration Tactics of PATSTAT Database, Digital Library Forum, 2015(9), pp.10-15.
Liu T., Yang G., Jiang J., Guo L.. (2014). Research on the Evolution and Dynamic Analysis of Multi-relation Integrated Patent Network: A Case Study on Lithium-ion battery. Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, 33(12), pp.102-131.
Yang, G., Liu, T., Li, G. & An,L.. (2013). Research on Patent Value Evaluation Based on Comprehensive Citation Network. Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, Vol.32, No.12, pp.1265-1277.
Yang, G., Liu T., & Li G.. (2013). The Research on the Comprehensive Model for Enterprises' Technical Competitive Advantage (TCA) Based on Multiple Relationships Types. Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, Vol.32, No.12, pp.251-261.
Zhang H., Yang, G., & Wu H.. (2013). Should the Examiner's Citations be Regarded as "Noise" and Removed from the Patent Citaitons? Document, Informaiton & Knowledge, No.6, pp.77-83.
Gary, M., Yang, G., & Kun L.. (2013). Research Data Stewardship: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science in iSchools. Document, Informaiton & Knowledge,Vol.4, pp. 4-9.
Yang, G., & Liu T..(2012). An Affiliation Network Approach to Competitive Profile Analysis:Based on the Example of WI-FI Alliance. Library and Information Service, Vol. 56, No. 10, pp.81-88.

Main Research Projects

2015 – 2017,   CHAIR, Research on Effect Factors and Mechanisms of Patent Citing Relationship Formation Based on Exponential Random Graph Model. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71403256), Budget: ¥220,000.

2014 – 2016,  PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (with Liu Tong), Research on Multi-relation Integrated Patent Comprehensive Network Analysis Methods and Applications. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71303023), Budget: ¥190,000.

2013 – 2015,  COORDINATOR’S ASSISTANT, Research on Dynamic and Evolution of Scientific Communities. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71273196), Budget: ¥600,000.

2013 – 2016,  WORK PACKAGE COORDINATOR, Research on Global Patent Statistical Data Processing, and Specifications. National Key Technology R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2013BAH21B00), Budget: ¥3,000,000.