Utilizing scale-free networks to support the search for scientific publications

C. Hauff, Andreas Nürnberger

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    When searching for scienti﬿c publications, users today often rely on search engines such as Yahoo.com. Whereas searching for publications whose titles are known is considered to be an easy task, users who are looking for important publications in research ﬿elds they are unfamiliar with face greater diffiulties since few or no indications of a publication’s importance to the respective fields are given. In this paper we investigate the application of the theory of scale-free networks to derive importance indicators for a collection of publications. A tool was developed to support the user in his publication search by visualizing the publications’ importance indicators derived from the number of citations received and the publication’s age as well as visualizing part of the citation network structure. A preliminary user study indicates the utility of our approach and warrants further research in that direction.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Dutch Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval
    EditorsFranciska M.G. de Jong, W. Kraaij
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherNeslia Paniculata
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-90-75296-14-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventDutch Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval, Delft, The Netherlands: Proceedings of the Dutch Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval - Enschede
    Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

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    PublisherNeslia Paniculata


    ConferenceDutch Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval, Delft, The Netherlands
    Period1/01/06 → …


    • EWI-8387
    • IR-66691
    • METIS-237692

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