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Link analysis : an information science approach

Link analysis : an information science approach

Author: Mike Thelwall
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.
Series: Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Given a set of web sites, the links between them reveal many interesting patterns of connectedness that could reflect issues of underlying human communication or information value. Link analysis is therefore a valuable tool for information science and social science researchers investigating the web, or other phenomena with an offline component. This book provides methods, guidelines and examples to guide  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Thelwall
ISBN: 0120885530 9780120885534
OCLC Number: 57658586
Description: xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Theory --
1. Introduction --
2. Web crawlers and search engines --
3. theoretical perspective for link counting --
4. Interpreting link counts : random samples and correlations --
pt. II. Web structure --
5. Link structures in the Web graph --
6. content structure of the Web --
pt. III. Academic links --
7. Universities : link types --
8. Universities : link models --
9. Universities : international links --
10. Departments and subjects --
11. Journals and articles --
pt. IV. Applications --
12. Search engines and Web design --
13. health check for Spanish universities --
14. Personal Web pages linking to universities --
15. Academic networks --
16. Business Web sites --
pt. V. Tools and techniques --
17. Using commercial search engines and the Internet Archive --
18. Personal crawlers --
19. Data cleansing --
20. Online university link databases --
21. Embedded link analysis methodologies --
22. Social network analysis --
23. Network visualizations --
24. Academic link indicators --
VI. Summary --
25. Summary --
26. Glossary --
A. SocSciBot tutorial.
Series Title: Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Mike Thelwall.


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