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Title
The repeat rate : from Hirschman to Stirling
Author
Abstract
In this short note we recall the history and definition of the repeat rate, also known as the Hirschman-Herfindahl index or as the Simpson index, and show that its generalization to a measure that includes disparity between items, known as the Rao-Stirling index, or a monotone transformation of it, is an acceptable diversity measure which, however, does not meet the 'monotonicity of balance' requirement.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2018
ISSN
0138-9130 [print]
1588-2861 [online]
Volume/pages
116 :1 (2018) , p. 645-653
ISI
000438126800032
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 02.08.2018
Last edited 17.09.2021
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