A new technique for building maps of large scientific domains based on the co-citation of classes and categories

Scientometrics (Impact Factor: 2.13). DOI: 10.1023/B:SCIE.0000037368.31217.34
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ABSTRACT Our objective is the generation of schematic visualizations as interfaces for scientific domain analysis. We propose a new technique that uses thematic classification (classes and categories) as entities of co-citation and units of measure, and demonstrate the viability of this methodology through the representation and analysis of a domain of great dimensions. The main features of the maps obtained are discussed, and proposals are made for future improvements and applications.

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