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Introduction to webometrics : quantitative web research for the social sciences

Author: Michael Arijan Thelwall
Publisher: [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ©2009.
Series: Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, #4.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Arijan Thelwall
ISBN: 159829993X 9781598299939
OCLC Number: 317114553
Description: ix, 115 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. INTRODUCTION --
New Problems: Web-Based Phenomena --
Old Problems: Offline Phenomena Reflected Online --
History and Definition --
Book Overview. 2. WEB IMPACT ASSESSMENT ---
Web Impact Assessment Via Web Mentions --
Bespoke Web Citation Indexes --
Content Analysis: Category Choices, Sampling Methods, Example, Validity --
URL Analysis of the Spread of Results --
Web Impact Reports --
Web Citation Analysis---An Information Science Application --
Advanced Web Impact Studies --
Summary. 3. LINK ANALYSIS --
Background: Link Counts as a Type of Information --
Types of Webometric Link Analysis --
Link Impact Assessments --
Interpreting the Results --
Alternative Link Counting Methods --
Case Study: Links to ZigZagMag.com --
Content Analysis of Links --
Link Relationship Mapping --
Case Studies --
Colink Relationship Mapping --
Link Impact Reports --
Large-Scale Link Analysis with Multiple Site Groups --
Link Differences Between Sectors---An Information Science Application --
Summary. 4. BLOG SEARCHING --
Blog Search Engines --
Date-Specific Searches --
Trend Detection --
Checking Trend Detection Results --
Limitations of Blog Data --
Advanced Blog Analysis Techniques --
Summary. 5. AUTOMATIC SEARCH ENGINE SEARCHES: LEXIURL SEARCHER --
Introduction to LexiURL Searcher --
LexiURL Searcher Web Impact Reports --
Web Impact Reports---Classic Interface Example --
LexiURL Searcher Link Impact Reports --
Link Impact Reports---Classic Interface Example --
LexiURL Searcher for Network Diagrams --
Rearranging, Saving, and Printing Network Diagrams --
Network Diagram---Classic Interface Example --
Colink Network Diagrams --
LexiURL Searcher Additional Features. 6. WEB CRAWLING: SOCSCIBOT --
Web Crawlers --
Overview of SocSciBot --
Network Diagrams of Sets of Web Sites with SocSciBot --
Other Uses for Web Crawls. 7. SEARCH ENGINES AND DATA RELIABILITY --
Search Engine Architecture --
Duplicate and Near-Duplicate Elimination --
Comparing Different Search Engines --
Research Into Search Engine Results --
Modeling the Web's Link Structure. 8. TRACKING USER ACTIONS ONLINE --
Single-Site Web Analytics and Log File Analysis --
Multiple-Site Web Analytics --
Search Engine Log File Analysis. 9. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES --
Query Splitting --
Virtual Memetics --
Web Issue Analysis --
Data Mining Social Network Sites --
Social Network Analysis and Small Worlds --
Folksonomy Tagging --
API Programming and Mashups. 10. SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS --
Glossary --
References --
Author Biography.
Series Title: Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, #4.
Responsibility: Michael Thelwall.

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