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Title: Clickstream data yields high-resolution maps of science

Clickstream data yields high-resolution maps of science Intricate maps of science have been created from citation data to visualize the structure of scientific activity. However, most scientific publications are now accessed online. Scholarly web portals record detailed log data at a scale that exceeds the number of all existing citations combined. Such log data is recorded immediately upon publication and keeps track of the sequences of user requests (clickstreams) that are issued by a variety of users across many different domains. Given these advantagees of log datasets over citation data, we investigate whether they can produce high-resolution, more current maps of science.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 956431
Report Number(s):LA-UR-09-00951; LA-UR-09-951
TRN: US201013%%160
DOE Contract Number:AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:Journal Article
Resource Relation:Journal Name: Public Library of Science ONE
Research Org:Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:DOE
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 99; MAPS; DATA; COMPUTERS; INFORMATION SYSTEMS