Head Start : Improving Academic Literature Search with Overview Visualizations based on Readership Statistics

@inproceedings{Kraker2013HeadS,
  title={Head Start : Improving Academic Literature Search with Overview Visualizations based on Readership Statistics},
  author={Peter Kraker and Stefanie N. Lindstaedt},
  year={2013}
}
At the beginning of a scientific study, it is usually quite hard to get an overview of a research field. We aim to address this problem of classic literature search using web data. In this extended abstract, we present work-in-progress on an interactive visualization of research fields based on readership statistics from the social reference management system Mendeley. To that end, we use library co-occurrences as a measure of subject similarity. In a first evaluation, we find that the… CONTINUE READING

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