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Title: Discussions on informetrics of the internet and other social networks
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Research evaluation: proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Quantitative Research Evaluation and the Sixth National Annual Conference of Scientometrics and Informetrics, Shangai, 2000. p. 8-26.
Abstract: This paper poses more problems than it solves. It investigates the new(virtual) world of Internet and the challenges that it offers for informetric analysis. The paper studies four different aspects. First of all there is the increasing problem of data gathering in the Internet. Second topic is the Internet-version of the informetric laws: are the same types of classical distributions valid or not? Third topic deals with scientometric aspects: can the clickable buttons(hyperlinks) in Web pages replace the role of classical references in scientific papers? It also contains a study of the WIF (Web Impact Factor) and a discussion on aging. The fourth topic discusses IR (information retrieval) aspects of search engines. It studies aspects of probalistic IR as applied in these engines and poses the question of quantitative evaluation of IR(Web analogues of recall and precision or of Jaccard's measure, Dice's measure or cosine measure a applied to ordered sets of documents. Concrete formulas are presented of ordered similarity measusres that are capable of comparing ordered sets of documents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/6150
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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