Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Language-based Approach to Measuring Scholarly Impact

This method of tracing scholarly influences might be a good way to trace literary influences as well, which would contribute to creating a fuller network model of the spontaneous order of literature. It would be particularly useful in discovering the weak ties -- much lesser-known works and unconscious influences that contributed to a work's creation -- and strengthening the case for strong ties that scholars are typically able to discover pretty easily.

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