ERIC Number: ED078868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Citation Linkages and Networks for Information Retrieval in the Social Sciences.
Skelton, Barbara; And Others
The Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences (DISISS) is a research project with the objective of carrying out research necessary for the effective design of information systems in the social sciences, whether by the creation of new systems or the modification of existing systems. This working paper explores the methods available for the grouping and linking of journal articles by citations, and the use of these methods as a means of information retrieval. The study is not only speculative but exploratory, as the data reported was derived from pilot studies conducted on a very small scale. If the concepts expressed here are considered valid and useful, large-scale tests need to be carried out, with machine-readable files. Such tests will not be possible during the DISISS project, but they could well form part of further research. Not all of the uses of citation data concern retrieval, and not all retrieval by means of citation data involves networks. This paper mentions some of these other uses for the sake of completeness. (Related reports are LI004401 and 004402.) (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
Note: (136 References); Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences (DISISS) Working Paper No. 6