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A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web by James Powell

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9

Library networks—coauthorship, citation, and usage graphs

The next six chapters step back from Semantic Web graphs to look at graph models of systems in various domains, starting with libraries. Traditional use of library resources often involves what is generically referred to as “research.” What is meant in this particular context is the process of locating materials on a particular topic or produced by a particular author, determining coauthorship and topical relationships, reviewing the citation relationships, and then exploring all of these various relationships to identify other items of potential interest. These organic, explicit networks grow over time and exhibit some of the characteristics found in other types of networks. This chapter ...

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