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Title
Towards a representation of diffusion and interaction of scientific ideas : the case of fiber optics communication
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Abstract
The research question studied in this contribution is how to find an adequate representation to describe the diffusion of scientific ideas over time. We claim that citation data, at least of articles that act as concept symbols, can be considered to contain this information. As a case study we show how the founding article by Nobel Prize winner Mao illustrates the evolution of the field of fiber optics communication. We use a continuous description of discrete citation data in order to accentuate turning points and breakthroughs in the history of this field. Applying the principles explained in this contribution informetrics may reveal the trajectories along which science is developing. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Information processing and management. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2012
ISSN
0306-4573
Volume/pages
48:4(2012), p. 791-801
ISI
000305170900013
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UAntwerpen
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