Fundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses - a discussion and proposal for improving the foundation of webometrics

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105203
Title:
Fundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses - a discussion and proposal for improving the foundation of webometrics
Author:
Fugl, Liv Danman
Citation:
Fundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses - a discussion and proposal for improving the foundation of webometrics 2001-06,
Issue Date:
Jun-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105203
Submitted date:
2004-01-30
Abstract:
The paper Fundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses defines the most important rules to keep in mind before performing webometric analyses. The paper deals with the two basic elements, that constitutes the foundation for webometric analyses: the documents being analysed, and the tools that are applied for the data collection. The concepts of a citation theory and a link theory are discussed through a study of the current litterature. Different methodologies for uncovering motivations for making references in scientific articles are reviewed and discussed. A methodology for uncovering motivations for making links on webpages is proposed and applied on six researchers' websites at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark, and on all the institutes at the same institution and at selected institutes at The Technical University of Denmark. The paper further contains a review on the linktopology of the Internet and the current status for the tools available for data collection. Finally, alternative possible tools for applying webometric analyses are proposed. The alternative tools are the Researchindex invented by Lawrence and Giles (Lawrence, Bollacker & Giles, 1999b; Giles, Bollacker & Lawrence, 1998), Kleinberg's HITS algorithm employed in the Clever search engine (The Clever Project, n.d.; Kleinberg, 1998), Proposals for possible extensions to the HTTP protocol to facilitate the collection and navigation of backlink information in the world wide web made by Chakrabarti, Gibson and McCurley (Chakrabarti, Gibson & McCurley, 1999c) and finally Link Agent, a program we have developed for this paper. The program makes it possible to uncover the reciprocal linking webpages, that exist in relation to the outgoing links from a chosen webpage. Keywords: Informetrics, Webometrics, Citation theory, Link theory, Motivations for links, Motivations for references, Search engines, Webometric tools
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Co-citation Analysis; Bibliometrics; Web Metrics; Informetrics
Local subject classification:
informetrics; webometrics; citation theory; link theory; motivations for links; motivations for references; search engines; webometric tools

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dc.contributor.authorFugl, Liv Danmanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-01-30T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:21:31Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-01-30en_US
dc.identifier.citationFundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses - a discussion and proposal for improving the foundation of webometrics 2001-06,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105203-
dc.description.abstractThe paper Fundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses defines the most important rules to keep in mind before performing webometric analyses. The paper deals with the two basic elements, that constitutes the foundation for webometric analyses: the documents being analysed, and the tools that are applied for the data collection. The concepts of a citation theory and a link theory are discussed through a study of the current litterature. Different methodologies for uncovering motivations for making references in scientific articles are reviewed and discussed. A methodology for uncovering motivations for making links on webpages is proposed and applied on six researchers' websites at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark, and on all the institutes at the same institution and at selected institutes at The Technical University of Denmark. The paper further contains a review on the linktopology of the Internet and the current status for the tools available for data collection. Finally, alternative possible tools for applying webometric analyses are proposed. The alternative tools are the Researchindex invented by Lawrence and Giles (Lawrence, Bollacker & Giles, 1999b; Giles, Bollacker & Lawrence, 1998), Kleinberg's HITS algorithm employed in the Clever search engine (The Clever Project, n.d.; Kleinberg, 1998), Proposals for possible extensions to the HTTP protocol to facilitate the collection and navigation of backlink information in the world wide web made by Chakrabarti, Gibson and McCurley (Chakrabarti, Gibson & McCurley, 1999c) and finally Link Agent, a program we have developed for this paper. The program makes it possible to uncover the reciprocal linking webpages, that exist in relation to the outgoing links from a chosen webpage. Keywords: Informetrics, Webometrics, Citation theory, Link theory, Motivations for links, Motivations for references, Search engines, Webometric toolsen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCo-citation Analysisen_US
dc.subjectBibliometricsen_US
dc.subjectWeb Metricsen_US
dc.subjectInformetricsen_US
dc.subject.otherinformetricsen_US
dc.subject.otherwebometricsen_US
dc.subject.othercitation theoryen_US
dc.subject.otherlink theoryen_US
dc.subject.othermotivations for linksen_US
dc.subject.othermotivations for referencesen_US
dc.subject.othersearch enginesen_US
dc.subject.otherwebometric toolsen_US
dc.titleFundamental methodologies and tools for the employment of webometric analyses - a discussion and proposal for improving the foundation of webometricsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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