A book can be written in different versions even if their languages are the same. Or they can be published in different languages with the same message. Different versions can be represented as a co-word network or a cotopic network. In this study, I posit that different versions of a book may have similar but different topologies which imply slightly various interpretations. Two English versions of the Bible are used as a case study. Co-word networks and co-topic networks for topology comparison show that the King James Version and New International Version cover similar topics but have slightly different emphases in terms of network structure. This study shows that the comparisons among different versions of a book can be done through network analysis. Future work will be performed with domain experts. For example, with the Bible, experts in theology are required to connect network structural features to the present theology.
|Title of host publication||Digital Libraries|
|Subtitle of host publication||Providing Quality Information - 17th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2015, Proceedings|
|Editors||Robert B. Allen, Jane Hunter, Marcia L. Zeng|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||17th International Conference on Digital Libraries: Providing Quality Information, ICADL 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 2015 Dec 9 → 2015 Dec 12
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Other||17th International Conference on Digital Libraries: Providing Quality Information, ICADL 2015|
|Country/Territory||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||15/12/9 → 15/12/12|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Yonsei University Future-leading Research Initiative of 2015.
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)