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Scientometrics

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 129–145 | Cite as

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

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.

Keywords

Research Front Intellectual Structure Scalable Vector Graphic Author Cocitation Social Science Citation Index Database 
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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

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