, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 129-145

A new technique for building maps of large scientific domains based on the cocitation of classes and categories

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Abstract

Our objective is the generation of schematic visualizations as interfaces for scientific domain analysis. We propose a new technique that uses thematic classification (classes and categories) as entities of cocitation and units of measure, and demonstrate the viability of this methodology through the representation and analysis of a domain of great dimensions. The main features of the maps obtained are discussed, and proposals are made for future improvements and applications.

This revised version was published online in August 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.