Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title

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Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title ThomasMüller 11/12/13 10:57 AM
Hi,

The paper in question occurs on this site [0], which seems to be crawled by Google Scholar as (almost) all the papers listed on it get (apparently) indexed by Scholar and can be found using the Scholar search.

For some reason the paper [1] with the title:
(Re)ranking Meets Morphosyntax: [...]

Is not available through the search [2,3]. Which presumably means that it does not get indexed.

So my question is:

Could the parentheses in the title (which seem to be the only difference to the papers that get indexed) be the reason for this unexpected behavior?

Or more general:

Is there something like a more or less complete list of properties that papers should or should not have in order to get indexes by Scholar?

I guess this a very specific question so no hard feelings if this gets completely ignored.

Best,
Thomas


[0] http://aclweb.org/anthology/W/W13/
[1] http://aclweb.org/anthology/W/W13/W13-4916.pdf
[2] For example using the query: "meets morphosyntax"
[3] [2] can be used to find the respective PDF on Google search

Re: Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title Rosemary M 11/16/13 8:55 PM
I'm new here but I do use Scholar for searches. Forgive me if I misunderstand but if you enter "meets morphosyntax" you get as the first result

www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/.../spmrl2013st_talk.pdf

Is this incorrect?
Re: Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title ThomasMüller 11/17/13 7:01 AM
I get different results. Are you sure you are using Scholar and not the web search?

Just to be clear I am going to append two screenshots.

The second hit on Search (google_search.png) is what I am missing in Scholar (google_scholar.png).

Is there any official statement regarding which papers (PDFs) are indexed and which aren't?

Re: Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title Rosemary M 11/17/13 9:24 AM
You're absolutely right. I see your issue and the best I can do is refer you to the Google Scholar Help Page

http://scholar.google.com/scholar/publishers.html#questions

If this doesn't give you satisfaction can I suggest you take these issues over to the Webmaster Help Forum where they address indexing issues.

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters

I hope in a small way I have helped you.

Re: Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title ThomasMüller 11/17/13 10:22 AM
Thanks! I created a new question in the Webmasters Forum.

https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/msgid/webmasters/5b1c801e-1f0c-492d-93b5-edb7bc2fe87a%40googleproductforums.com

Re: Google Scholar misses paper with parentheses in title Rosemary M 11/17/13 11:32 AM
Excellent. If you find that the issue is related to pdf format, or the title structure I would love to hear back from you. That way I will perhaps be able to help the next time some raises this issue.  Just if you think of it. Good luck on Webmaster Forum.