ART:Bibliometrics of the WWW

Gretchen Whitney gwhitney at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Mon Jun 28 16:23:57 EDT 1999

Bibliometrics of the World Wide Web: An Exploratory Analysis of the
Intellectual Structure of Cyberspace
Ray R. Larson
ASIS 1996

This exploratory study examines the explosive growth and the
"bibliometrics" of the World Wide Web based on both analysis of over 30
gigabytes of web pages collected by the Inktomi "Web Crawler" and on the
use of the DEC AltaVista search engine for cocitation analysis of a set of
Earth Science related WWW sites. The statistical characteristics of web
documents and their hypertext links are examined, along with examination
of the characteristics of highly cited web documents.

Gretchen Whitney, PhD                                     tel 423.974.7919
School of Information Sciences                            fax 423.974.4967
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 USA           gwhitney at

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