CfP: Informetric and Text based Procedures, RC33, 16-20/8/2004

Peter Ohly oh at BONN.IZ-SOZ.DE
Fri Dec 12 08:54:36 EST 2003

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Call for Papers

Session 'Informetric and Text based Procedures for Information Retrieval and Analysis' (e.g. in the Context of Digital Libraries)
at: RC33 Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology  (Amsterdam, August 16 - 20, 2004)

H. Peter Ohly / Maximilian Stempfhuber, Social Science Information Centre


Citation Analyses, Scientific Productivity and Networks, University Ranking, Retrieval-Weighting, Information Mining, Cross-Concordances, Integration of Heterogeneous Data

The aim of this session is to present new insights into formal ranking and linking procedures based on knowledge organization systems or statistical and text analytical algorithms, and to discuss restrictions and possibilities of these approaches in the information field. Of special interest are methods applicable to several of the different types of information which can be found in digital libraries: full-text documents, bibliographic descriptions, metadata for statistical data, web sites, process produced traces and structural patters of these.

Digital libraries with their wealth of different data types and sources rise new challenges when analytical methods for linking or ranking are applied to new types of data or to merge data from heterogeneous sources. In the field of Social Sciences, the integrated retrieval of text-based information, metadata and empirical data plays an important role for the scientific community. How can informetric and text based procedures support this? What standards are necessary to apply them to different data types? How can their results be merged to yield predictable results?

Especially for evaluation purposes the quantitative analysis must be enhanced by qualitative decisions and background information. Applications are information retrieval, resp. analyses of literature databases and internet sites, extraction and combining of text information for information purposes, ranking and networking of science actors and knowledge and input-output-analyses of scientific institutions. There should be also space for a critical consideration of indicator quality, reality constraints, and economy of information.

Two Sessions; Each talk: 20 Min.

Please send your proposal as soon as possible to: ohly at

THE DEADLINE for sending abstracts for individual papers to the session organizers, is Febuary 29, 2004.
A message of acceptation or rejection will be send by the Executive Scientific Committee before April 15, 2004.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING FULL PAPERS to the Executive Scientific Committee (in pdf format) is June 15, 2004.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
Sincères salutations,

H. Peter OHLY
IZ Sozialwissenschaften / Lennestr. 30 / 53113 BONN / Germany / Tel.: +49-228-2281-142 / Fax.: +49-228-2281-4142 / mailto:oh at / /

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