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Scientometrics

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 349–361 | Cite as

Co-citation, bibliographic coupling and a characterization of lattice citation networks

  • Leo Egghe
  • Ronald Rousseau
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Abstract

In this article we study directed, acyclic graphs. We introduce the head and tail order relations and study some of their properties. Recalling the notions of generalized bibliographic coupling and generalized co-citation, and introducing a new property, called the l - property, we come to a characterization of lattices. As document citation networks are concrete realizations of directed acyclic graphs all our results are directly applicable to citation analysis.

Keywords

Partial Order Citation Analysis Citation Network Concrete Realization Bibliographic Coupling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo Egghe
    • 1
  • Ronald Rousseau
    • 2
  1. 1.LUCDiepenbeekBelgium
  2. 2.LUCDiepenbeek(Belgium)

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