Document Server@UHasselt >
Research >
Research publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/783

Title: New informetric aspects of the Internet: some reflections - many problems
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: BOWKER-SAUR - Sage
Citation: Journal of Information Science, 26(5). p. 329-335
Abstract: This paper poses more problems than it solves: it investigates the new (virtual) world of the Internet and the challenges that it offers for informetric analysis. The paper studies five different aspects. First of all, there is the increasing problem of data gathering in the Internet. The second topic is the Internet version of the informetric laws: are the same types of classical distributions valid or not? The 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 Web impact factorand a discussion on ageing. The fourth topic discusses information retrieval (IR) aspects of search engines. It studies aspects of probablistic IR as applied in these engines and poses the question of quantitative evaluation of IR (Web analogues of recall and precision). Lastly, aspects of complexity are discussed. The fractual nature of the Internet is highlighted and a modest attempt to measure it is given.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/783
DOI: 10.1177/016555150002600505
ISI #: 000167187300005
ISSN: 0165-5515
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2002
Appears in Collections: Research publications

Files in This Item:

Description SizeFormat
Published version125.85 kBAdobe PDF
Peer-reviewed author version454.58 kBAdobe PDF

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.