Mapping Scientific Frontiers

Mapping Scientific Frontiers

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Derek Price would have loved this book which not only pays homage to him but also to the key players in information science and a wide variety of others in the sociology and history of science.q a€“ Eugene Garfield qThis is a wide ranging book on information visualization, with a specific focus on science mapping. Science mapping is still in its infancy and many intellectual challenges remain to be investigated and many of which are outlined in the final chapter. In this new edition Chaomei Chen has provided an essential text, useful both as a primer for new entrants and as a comprehensive overview of recent developments for the seasoned practitioner.q a€“ Henry Small Chaomei Chen is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a ChangJiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.In this graph, the focus is on the centrality of Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon in the film industry. ... and Glenn Wasson of the University of Virginia maintain The Oracle of Bacon on the Web that calculates Bacon numbers. ... They calculated the minimum path length L averaged over all pairs of vertices and found that L dropped dramatically ... We have seen examples of Erdos numbers and Bacon numbers.

Title:Mapping Scientific Frontiers
Author:Chaomei Chen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-07-30


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