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Title: Positive reinforcement and 3-dimensional informetrics
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Scientometrics, 60(3). p. 497-509
Abstract: We show that the composition of two information production processes (IPPs), where the items of the first IPP are the sources of the second, and where the ranks of the sources in the first IPP agree with the ranks of the sources in the second IPP, yields an IPP which is positively reinforced with respect to the first IPP. This means that the rank-frequency distribution of the composition is the composition of the rank-frequency distribution of the first IPP and an increasing function ϕ, which is explicitly calculable from the two IPPs’ distributions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/738
DOI: 10.1023/B:SCIE.0000034390.96418.bf
ISI #: 000222501800019
ISSN: 0138-9130
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2005
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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