An analytical model for investigation of some characteristics of the keywords of the subject Fermi Liquid: a case study

Dutta, Bidyarthi and Majumder, Krishnapada and Sen, B.K. An analytical model for investigation of some characteristics of the keywords of the subject Fermi Liquid: a case study. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 2009, vol. 56, n. 4, pp. 273-290. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper is based on an analytical study of modes of occurrence of keywords devoted to the subject Fermi Liquid, which is a specific domain under the broad area of condensed matter physics. Eight quantitative indicators have been defined and developed here on the basis of some parameters associated with keywords and keyword clusters. At least three keywords with a common phrase have been defined as a keyword cluster in this study. The numerical values of the indicators have been calculated for 2562 keyword-clusters, 916 keyword-couples and 4329 single keywords in all, though only top 20 keywords/keyword clusters are selected in decreasing order of numerical values of each indicator for presenting in this paper. The keywords were extracted from titles and abstracts of 6371 research articles devoted to the subject Fermi Liquid, which were collected from the bibliographic database of INSPEC and COMPENDEX, over the time span of twenty years (1985-2004). In total, 67 keywords/keyword clusters are presented here, which appeared 160 times within top 20 ranks (8*20=160) against eight indicators. A keyword cluster consists of at least three keywords and 665 keywords as studied here. The keyword-couples consist of two keywords only. There is no question of forming any cluster by the single keywords. The variations of numerical values of all indicators with the rank of keyword/keyword clusters are shown graphically. The mathematical functions followed by each variational pattern are also discussed.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: keyword cluster analysis, Fermi Liquid, Stability index, Density index, Visibility index, Potency index, Scattering index
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IC. Index languages, processes and schemes.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
Depositing user: Bidyarthi Dutta
Date deposited: 03 May 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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