Bibliometric methods for detecting and analysing emerging research topics

Glänzel, Wolfgang Bibliometric methods for detecting and analysing emerging research topics. El profesional de la información, 2012, vol. 21, n. 1, pp. 194-201. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This study gives an overview of the process of clustering scientific disciplines using hybrid methods, detecting and labelling emerging topics and analysing the results using bibliometrics methods. The hybrid clustering techniques are based on biblographic coupling and text-mining and ‘core documents’, and cross-citation links are used to identify emerging fields. The collaboration network of those countries that proved to be most active in the underlying disciplines, in combination with a set of standard indicators, form the groundwork for the bibliometric analysis of the detected emerging research topics.

Spanish abstract

Se ofrece una visión general del proceso de agrupación de las disciplinas científicas con métodos híbridos, detectando y etiquetando temas emergentes y analizando los resultados utilizando métodos bibliométricos. Las técnicas de clustering híbrido se basan en acoplamientos bibliográficos y minería de texto, y "documentos básicos". Se usan enlaces entre las citas para identificar los campos emergentes. La red de colaboración de los países que han demostrado ser los más activos en las disciplinas fundamentales, en combinación con un conjunto de indicadores estándar, forman las bases para el análisis bibliométrico de los temas de investigación emergentes detectados.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Bibliometrics, Clustering, Hybrid clustering, Emerging topics, Emerging fields, Research topics, Core documents, Biblographic coupling, Text-mining, Collaboration networks, Countries, International collaboration. Bibliometría, Agrupación, Clustering híbrido, Temas emergentes, Campos emergentes, Investigación, Documentos básicos, Documentos nucleares, Acoplamiento bibliográfico, Minería de texto, Redes de colaboración, Análisis por países.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Biblioteca Octavio Paz
Date deposited: 13 May 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:22


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