Publication
Title
Theory of the topical coverage of multiple databases
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Abstract
We present a model that describes which fraction of the literature on a certain topic we will find when we use n (n = 1, 2,...) databases. It is a generalization of the theory of discovering usability problems. We prove that, in all practical cases, this fraction is a concave function of n, the number of used databases, thereby explaining some graphs that exist in the literature. We also study limiting features of this fraction for n very high and we characterize the case that we find all literature on a certain topic for n high enough.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. - Washington, D.C., 2001 - 2013
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2013
ISSN
1532-2882 [print]
1532-2890 [online]
Volume/pages
64:1(2013), p. 126-131
ISI
000323384600010
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 15.10.2013
Last edited 11.08.2017
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