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Using Lotkaian Informetrics for Ranking in Digital Libraries

  title={Using Lotkaian Informetrics for Ranking in Digital Libraries},
  author={Philipp Schaer},
The purpose of this paper is to propose the use of models, theories and laws in bibliometrics and scientometrics to enhance information retrieval processes, especially ranking. A common pattern in many man-made data sets is Lotka's Law which follows the well-known power-law distributions. These informetric distributions can be used to give an alternative order to large and scattered result sets and can be applied as a new ranking mechanism. The polyrepresentation of information in Digital… 

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