Matching (or resolving) bibliographic references to target records in the collection is a crucial algorithm in the Crossref ecosystem. Automatic reference matching lets us discover citation relations in large document collections, calculate citation counts, H-indexes, impact factors, etc. At Crossref, we currently use a matching approach based on reference string parsing. Some time ago we realized there is a much simpler approach. And now it is finally battle time: which of the two approaches is better?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://0-www.crossref.org.libcat.lafayette.edu/blog/matchmaker-matchmaker-make-me-a-match/