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Some of these networks can also be obtained through citations at the end of the article.
We can also use title words, sometimes more precise words, but what is important in coword analysis is word associations and more particularly word sub-networks. Results are consequently not very different with title words as shown byJ. Whittaker, Creativity and conformity in science: Titles, key-words and coword analysis.Social Studies of Science, 19 (1990) 473–493.
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In 1992–93, 13 scientific articles in PASCAL database use coword analysis, white only 6 coword analysis articles are in our file.
In the case of citation analysis which was located in a similar way in the first time period, it has been the development of scientific research evaluation that has absorbed the key-word — separating it from journal analysis — puting it in the upper right quadrant. But, in the second time period, there is no more crossroad theme move within the file that could attract coword analysis. Cocitation analysis doesnot appear at all in key-words.