Google Web APIs – an Instrument for Webometric Analyses?

Mayr, Philipp and Tosques, Fabio Google Web APIs – an Instrument for Webometric Analyses?, 2005 . In International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics : 10th, Stockholm (Sweden), July 24-28. (In Press) [Conference poster]


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This poster introduces Google Web APIs (Google APIs) as an instrument and playground for webometric studies. Several examples of Google APIs implementations in the context of webometrics are given. Our examples show that this Google Web Service can be used successfully for informetric Internet based studies albeit with some restrictions. E.g. we can show that hit results from the two different Google interfaces: Google APIs and the standard interface vary in range, structure und availability. Our poster demonstrates first results of our research with Google APIs, gives implementation examples and makes possibilities and restrictions of the Google APIs clearer. We performed time series with the Google APIs and analyzed journal title web coverage, top level domain and file format distributions. Further, we hope to stimulate informetric researchers to evaluate and use the so far unused Google APIs for their Internet research. We came to the conclusion that the Google APIs are a very helpful instrument for web data gathering and webometric research.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: search engine interface, Google Web APIs, webometrics, informetrics, data gathering & processing
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Philipp Mayr
Date deposited: 27 Apr 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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