An analytical model to interpret continuous expansion of universe of subjects

Dutta, Bidyarthi and Sen, B K An analytical model to interpret continuous expansion of universe of subjects. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 2011, vol. 58, n. 1, pp. 48-53. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

In this paper, we have tried to find the pattern of change of keywords of an arbitrary science subject with its age. The mode of temporal evolution of a subject is formulated on the basis of some fundamental assumptions. It has been mathematically derived that the number of keywords of a subject will always tend to attain a saturation value with the age of the subject. The other interesting feature is that, when a subject gets overloaded with keywords, then it tries to share the same with some peripheral subject areas and consequently new subjects are formed.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Keyword cluster analysis; Temporal evolution of keywords; Core keyword; core primary literature; core secondary literature; Universe of subjects; Growth of subject; Proliferation of subject; subject information retrieval; domain ontology; subject classification
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
Depositing user: Bidyarthi Dutta
Date deposited: 28 May 2013 04:59
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19308

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