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Mapping The E Science Aoir(20 Oct2009)Sj


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Mapping The E Science Aoir(20 Oct2009)Sj

  1. 1. Dr. Han Woo PARK Associate Professor Dept. of Media & CommunicationYeungNamUniversity 214-1 Dae-dong, Gyeongsan-si,Gyeongsangbuk-do 712-749, S.Korea [email_address] Director of WCU WebometricsInstitute Mapping the e-science landscape In South Korea using the Webometrics method This paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers(AoIR) 2009 Conference on 10 th Oct and accepted Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Part of this research was carried out during the author's stay at the Oxford Internet Institute WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE
  2. 2. WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE INVESTIGATING INTERNET-BASED POLITICS WITH E-RESEARCH TOOLS WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE Computational perspective based on the use of high performance computing E-science in humanities and social sciences The networking perspective based on virtual collaboration through the Grid e-science study in Asia ? HOW
  3. 3. WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE INVESTIGATING INTERNET-BASED POLITICS WITH E-RESEARCH TOOLS WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE - Web networks in terms of the prominence of e-science-related terms - Co-link analysis - In-link analysis Literature review This paper examines To solve the lack of the e-science studies in humanities and social sciences field in Korea,
  4. 4. Methods <ul><li>Collected data from Yahoo using LexiURL in January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The search queries for this study included Korean words comparableto e-research, e-science, e-humanities, e-social science, cyberscience, cyberinfrastructure, e-infrastructure, </li></ul><ul><li>digital humanities, and cyberresearch. </li></ul>Data collection WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE INVESTIGATING INTERNET-BASED POLITICS WITH E-RESEARCH TOOLS WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE
  5. 5. WCUBOMETRICS INSTITUTE INVESTIGATING INTERNET-BASED POLITICS WITH E-RESEARCH TOOLS WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE Search queries and returned webpages and websites Korean English webpages found webpages returned sites 사이버인프라 C yberinfrastructure 8,210 296 230 사이버연구 C yberresearch 65,900 285 219 디지털인문학 digital humanities 12,300 164 128 E - 사이언스 E -science 17,000 199 142 사이버과학연구 C yberscience 58 43 35 E - 인프라 E -infrastructure 98 39 35 E - 리서치 E -research 102 28 20 E - 인문학 E -humanities 1 1 1 E - 사회과학 E -social science 0 0 0 Total   103,709 1,055 810
  6. 6. <ul><li>Conducted a refined webometrics analysis of 1,055 webpages </li></ul><ul><li>and 810 sites. </li></ul><ul><li>The most prominent words were extracted from the summary information about the returned webpages. </li></ul><ul><li>Site sources were classified by authors into the following Categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Co-link, inter-link network analyses </li></ul>Data analysis WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE mass media, technology-focused media, portals/blogs, public organizations/governmental sites, academic associations/universities, and private companies/industry sites.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Frequently occurring key words in e-science webpages in Korea </li></ul>WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE Created on Many Eyes( Results Words are larger according to the frequency of their occurrence but their positions are randomly-chosen for the best visualization
  8. 8. WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE 104 sites were each retrieved more than two times in the Yahoo search result (Out of 810 sites surveyed) : mass media, technology-focused media, universities, governmental research, web-based blogging sites. : A popular daily newspaper in the field of electronics and information technology :major portals/search engines
  9. 9. <ul><li>Websites retrieved more than two times </li></ul>WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE Note: Websites are larger according to their frequency of retrieval; however, heir colors and locations are randomly-chosen for the best visualization
  10. 10. Author types of Korea e-science websites WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE Media sites were the most frequently retrieved, with slightly less than half of the sites for this study (44 out of 104 sites) Author types No. of sites Percent Mass media 27 26.0 Public/Government 18 17.3 Technology Media 17 16.3 Portals/Search engines/Blogs 15 14.4 Private/Industry 14 13.5 Academic/University 13 12.5 Total 104 100.0
  11. 11. Co-link network analysis WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE
  12. 12. Inter-link network analysis diagram among Korean e-science sites within public domain WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE
  13. 13. <ul><li>This paper implies Korea places a high priority on e-science infrastructure and tool development in the natural and engineering sciences. Furthermore, the Korean use of the terms ‘cyberinfrastructure’ and ‘e-science’—the first term is prevalent in the U.S. and the second term is prevalent in the UK—demonstrated that Korea’s e-science program is a hybrid of these countries’ efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand, governmental agencies responsible for e-science facilities are underrepresented in cyberspace and sparsely connected with each other. This is disturbing given the important role their activities play in national e-science developments. </li></ul>Discussion WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE
  14. 14. <ul><li>Co-link and inter-link diagrams presented important information about the collaboration structures of Korea e-science institutions and agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>The findings provide insights into what kinds of e-science discourses are taking place and what kinds of institutional actors are active in Korea. </li></ul><ul><li>Websites run by universities having ‘digital humanities’ courses had no explicit hyperlinks to Korea’s public e-science institutes or high-tech facilities. The absence of links between universities and governmental institutions indicates that they do not pay the necessary attention to each other’s activities. </li></ul>Discussion
  15. 15. For further study <ul><li>The method employed in this research provides researchers with a starting point to construct a longitudinal analysis within Korea and to compare the Korean case with other nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics analysis can be reproduced for time-series and international comparisons. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dr. Han Woo PARK Associate Professor Department of Media & Communication YeungNam University 214-1 Dae-dong, Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 712-749 Republic of Korea han [email_address] http:// THE END WCU WEBOMETRICS INSTITUTE