Science Visualization and Discursive Knowledge

@inproceedings{Leydesdorff2012ScienceVA,
  title={Science Visualization and Discursive Knowledge},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff},
  year={2012}
}
Positional and relational perspectives on network data have led to two different research traditions in textual analysis and social network analysis, respectively. Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) focuses on the latent dimensions in textual data; social network analysis (SNA) on the observable networks. The two coupled topographies of information-processing in the network space and meaning-processing in the vector space operate with different (nonlinear) dynamics. The historical dynamics of… 

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