Scientometrics

, 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

  • Félix Moya-Anegón
  • Benjamín Vargas-Quesada
  • Victor Herrero-Solana
  • Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez
  • Elena Corera-Álvarez
  • Francisco J. Munoz-Fernández
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:SCIE.0000037368.31217.34

Cite this article as:
Moya-Anegón, F., Vargas-Quesada, B., Herrero-Solana, V. et al. Scientometrics (2004) 61: 129. doi:10.1023/B:SCIE.0000037368.31217.34

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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publisher/Akadémiai Kiadó 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Félix Moya-Anegón
    • 1
  • Benjamín Vargas-Quesada
    • 1
  • Victor Herrero-Solana
    • 1
  • Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Elena Corera-Álvarez
    • 1
  • Francisco J. Munoz-Fernández
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Granada, Library and Information Science FacultySpain