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Domain visualization using VxInsight® for science and technology management †
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 53, Issue 9, pages 764–774, 2002
How to Cite
Boyack, K. W., Wylie, B. N. and Davidson, G. S. (2002), Domain visualization using VxInsight® for science and technology management . J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci., 53: 764–774. doi: 10.1002/asi.10066
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 14 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUL 2001
- Chuck Meyers and the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy. Grant Number: DE-AC04-94AL85000
We present the application of our knowledge visualization tool, VxInsight®, to enable domain analysis for science and technology management within the enterprise. Data mining from sources of bibliographic information is used to define subsets of information relevant to a technology domain. Relationships between the individual objects (e.g., articles) are identified using citations, descriptive terms, or textual similarities. Objects are then clustered using a force-directed placement algorithm to produce a terrain view of the many thousands of objects. A variety of features that allow exploration and manipulation of the landscapes and that give detail on demand, enable quick and powerful analysis of the resulting landscapes. Examples of domain analyses used in S&T management at Sandia are given.