Bibliometric law used for information retrieval

Abstract : Zipf’s law was used to qualify all the key-words of documents in a data set. This qualification was used to build a graphical representation of the resulting indicator in each document. The graphical resolution leads to a document dispatch in a three dimensional space. This graphical representation was used as an information retrieval tool without using any keyword. The presentation of a case study is internet available. The graph is drawn in Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) allowing a dynamic picture which is linked to a Database Management System (FreeWais). The experimentation was drawn to get a first impression of documents data set by querying without any keyword.
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Luc Quoniam, Frédéric Balme, Hervé Rostaing, Eric Giraud, Jean-Marie Dou. Bibliometric law used for information retrieval. Scientometrics, Springer Verlag, 1998, 41 (1-2), pp.83 - 91. ⟨10.1007/BF02457969⟩. ⟨hal-01534590⟩

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