The Fox-Base Approach

The Fox-Base Approach

Sean Eom (Southeast Missouri State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-738-6.ch005
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Abstract

Chapter II introduced online cocitation counts retrieval using Dialog Classic and citation index files. Certainly Dialog Classic is an attractive alternative in that the user is using the readily available bibliographic databases and retrieval software. The majority of ACA research has used ISI databases and Dialog Classic to retrieve cocitation counts. However, this approach has well-known technical limitations as discussed earlier. They include the issue of Multiple Authorship, Name-Homographs, and Synonyms. This chapter introduces an alternative approach to retrieving a cocitation count from the custom databases through the system we have designed and implemented. Custom database and retrieval systems need time and investment to develop, but they can manage most of the technical limitations discussed. The book presents two other alternative approaches that can be used to retrieve cocitation counts in lieu of using ISI citation index files and Dialog Classic. This chapter introduces the fox-base approach in developing custom databases and the cocitation matrix generation system. The first part is concerned with the design of databases. The second part describes the cocitation retrieval system. We also discuss how our system can eliminate or minimize the technical limitations of the Thomson ISI database and Dialog Classic Software system.
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Database Design

Considering storage requirements as the primary factor, the bibliographic database we have created consists of the following structures. It is possible to design multiple tables to create a view (interrelated tables). However, here we introduce how to build single files for citing articles and cited references without the data normalization process.

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Acknowledgment
Sean B. Eom
Chapter 1
Sean Eom
Author cocitation analysis (ACA) is a branch of bibliometrics. Bibliometrics/informetrics is one of the older areas of library and information... Sample PDF
An Introduction to Bibliometrics and Informetrics
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Chapter 2
Sean Eom
This chapter introduces online citation data retrieval using the Web of Science and Dialog Classic. The Web of Science provides access to... Sample PDF
An Introduction to Online Data Retrieval and Issues
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Chapter 3
Sean Eom
Virtually all ACA studies using Thomson’s ISI citation indexes used only the first author to retrieve the cocitation counts. Therefore, this has... Sample PDF
The Impact of the ISI Convention of Relying on only the Name of the First Author on ACA Results: An Empirical Investigation
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Chapter 4
Diagonal Values in ACA  (pages 91-121)
Sean Eom
Diagonal values in the cocitation frequency counts matrix are a fundamental issue in ACA study. Diagonal values are the co-citation frequency counts... Sample PDF
Diagonal Values in ACA
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Chapter 5
The Fox-Base Approach  (pages 123-136)
Sean Eom
Chapter II introduced online cocitation counts retrieval using Dialog Classic and citation index files. Certainly Dialog Classic is an attractive... Sample PDF
The Fox-Base Approach
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Chapter 6
Sean Eom
This chapter shows another alternative approach of building citation database and retrieval system using the spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel.... Sample PDF
Building Databases and the Cocitation Counts Generation System Using Microsoft Excel Program in Visual Basics
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Chapter 7
Sean Eom
The previous two chapters examined the two alternative approaches of retrieving cocitation counts using custom databases and cocitation frequency... Sample PDF
Overview of Author Cocitation Analysis Procedures
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Chapter 8
Sean Eom
This chapter describes the factor procedure. The first section of the chapter begins with the definition of factor analysis. This is the statistical... Sample PDF
Principal Component Analysis Using the Factor Procedure
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Chapter 9
Sean Eom
This chapter describes the distance and cluster procedure of the SAS system. SAS version 9 introduced the proc distance procedure. All previous... Sample PDF
The Distance and Cluster Procedure
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Chapter 10
Multidimensional Scaling  (pages 225-254)
Sean Eom
This chapter discusses multidimensional scaling (MDS) procedures. MDS is a class of multivariate statistical techniques/procedures to produce two or... Sample PDF
Multidimensional Scaling
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Chapter 11
Sean Eom
This chapter briefly introduces the use of SPSS version 15.0 to conduct ACA analysis. The SPSS accepts datafiles in many different formats including... Sample PDF
ACA Analysis with the 15.0.0 Verison of SPSS for Windows
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Chapter 12
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This is the capstone chapter that shows how the concepts, tools, and techniques discussed in each of the previous chapters can be applied in... Sample PDF
The Intellectual Structure of Decision Support Systems Research (1969-1989)
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Chapter 13
Sean Eom
This chapter extends an earlier benchmark study (Sean B. Eom, 1995) which examined the intellectual structure, major themes, and reference... Sample PDF
The Changing Structure of Decision Support Systems Research: An Empirical Investigation through Author Cocitation Mapping (1990-1999)
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