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Title: Co-words and citations relations between document sets and environments
Authors: Leydesdorff, L.
Zaal, R.
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Egghe, L. & Rousseau, R. (Ed.) Informetrics 87/88, Belgium : Diepenbeek, Pag. 105-119
Abstract: Co-word linkages among documents have been proposed as an alternative to citations .(and co-citations) for the study of how documents are related. In this study we examine co-word linkages among a set of biochemistry documents which were subjected to a citation analysis in another context. The co-word structure in the titles of this document set is compared with that of the titles of the documents which cited at least one of these documents, and with that in all other documents of the Science Citation Index in the same period. A similar analysis of the words used in the abstracts of these documents has been made, to check whether one should start the analysis from titles or abstracts. The structure of cc-words in the titles of the citing documents significantly resembles that of the co-word structure of the cited documents. These co-word structures in the first place seem to reflect the internal structure of the document set and the related groups of authors, as can be validated against the results of an independent document analysis. Since it is possible to search in the SCI for both title-words and index-words (cluster terms), as a side-effect of our research, we are able to draw systematic conclusions about the so-called 'indexer effect' in co-word analysis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/833
ISSN: 0-444-70425-6
Type: Proceedings Paper
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