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8387 Utilizing scale-free networks to support the search for scientific publications
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Hauff, C. and Nürnberger, A. (2006) Utilizing scale-free networks to support the search for scientific publications. In: Proceedings of the Dutch Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval, 13 March - 14 March 2006, Delft, The Netherlands. pp. 57-64. Neslia Paniculata. ISBN 978-90-75296-14-3

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-HMI: Human Media Interaction
Research Program:CTIT-NICE: Natural Interaction in Computer-mediated Environments
Research Project:MultimediaN/N5: Semantic access
ID Code:8387
Status:Published
Deposited On:12 January 2007
Refereed:Yes
International:No
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