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Dissertation Information for Bor-sheng Tsai

- Bor-sheng Tsai

- Ph.D.

- Library and Information Science

- Case Western Reserve University (USA) (1987)

- Tefko Saracevic

- Kamlesh Mathur
- Thomas Gleason Morris
- Karen M. Fiedler

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: The Behavioral and structural analysis of a special subject literature

Abstract: "Information retrieval" has always been one of the major concerns in information science. Because present searching methods for scientific literature basically use Boolean logic, probabilistic methods, etc., frustration in searching for quality documents is frequently experienced.

To assist literature searching, a subject network approach to identify the significant authors related to a special subject literature can be very helpful. By expanding Goffman's epidemic Model, ten stages and five formation periods of a population growth model area developed to help analyze the behavior, the structure, and finally, to identify the significant authors of this special subject literature. using an original special subject database as a source, the citation data are thoroughly collected from Science Citation index and plotted into author, journal, and document citation network maps as well as coauthor network maps. The growth dynamics, citation ratios, and entropies of the coauthor network, and document/author/journal citation networks are thus measured. An analysis about the frequency of occurrence of descriptors is also examined. The behavior of each communication network is detected, identified, and explained in stages and periods. Finally, based on the found formation periods, a stage-period table for the filtered and identified synthetic information elements (significant authors in this case) is constructed. The usage of this synthetic table to its related functions is presented. The strengths, the concerned issues, and further research areas related to this study are discussed. The construction of an intelligent database and its connected projects are suggested.

MPACT Scores for Bor-sheng Tsai

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calculated 2008-01-31 06:01:34

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