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Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science

Google founders discovered the value of citations (connections) in pagerank, which was based on Garfield’s citation index. Now, armed with better data-crunching capabilities, the same principles of extracting value from exploring connections between articles can be applied on a much larger scale: Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science: “Maps of science resulting from large-scale clickstream data provide a detailed, contemporary view of scientific activity and correct the underrepresentation of the social sciences and humanities that is commonly found in citation data.”
The data is current provided as images. It would be useful to navigate the resulting “map of science” in an interactive application.

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