Visualizing the knowledge structure of the mass extinction of dinosaurs

Chiladda Chennawasin, Chaomei Chen

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Abstract

The global digital library development should provide not only the first-hand scientific literature needed by scientists, researchers and practitioners, but also value-added services that can go beyond the merely needs for information access. We describe a generic approach to tracking and visualising the structure of a knowledge domain. The goal is to summarise and synthesis latent structures of knowledge domains as reflected through scientific literature available on the Internet, in a wide range of digital libraries, and publishers' online outlets. This approach extends our work in visualising a subject domain based on author citation and co-citation patterns derived from citation databases. We illustrate how this approach can be used to capture the research front of a knowledge domain based on more volatile input sources such as dynamic queries to the Web of Science, which is a Web-based citation database. In order to demonstrate this approach, we include one example of visualising the knowledge structure concerning the extinction of dinosaurs. This example is used as a vehicle to elaborate important features of our approach. We highlight the potential of our approach and underlying information techniques in achieving the visualisation of knowledge structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Global Digital Library Development in the New Millenium
EditorsC.C. Chen, C.C. Chen
Pages49-58
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 2001 Global Library Development in the New Millenium: Fertile Ground for Distributed Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration - Beijing, China
Duration: 2001 May 292001 May 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Global Digital Library Development in the New Millenium

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2001 Global Library Development in the New Millenium: Fertile Ground for Distributed Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period01/5/2901/5/31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology

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    Chennawasin, C., & Chen, C. (2001). Visualizing the knowledge structure of the mass extinction of dinosaurs. In C. C. Chen, & C. C. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Global Digital Library Development in the New Millenium (pp. 49-58). (Proceedings of the Global Digital Library Development in the New Millenium).