How is the domain/subdomain classification system created? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    Is there any paper or technical report describing how you created this domain/subdomain classification system? I want to use it for some analysis but as I am not sure how this was created i may end up in wrong conclusions.

    It seems that every conference/journal is associated with one or more subdomain(s)/domain. How this association happened? You used some metadata from publishers? or you used some kind of semi supervised approach to assign a few conferences/journals per category and then find similar conferences to this and assign them to the same subdomain? I understand that the global "taxonomy" of scientific fields might need some human effort, but if you could give us some more information about the way you assigned each venue to a domain/subdomain that would be very helpful for all of us who want to use that system for scientific purposes.

    Thank you

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:55 PM