robustrao: An Extended Rao-Stirling Diversity Index to Handle Missing Data

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A collection of functions to compute the Rao-Stirling diversity index (Porter and Rafols, 2009) <DOI:10.1007/s11192-008-2197-2> and its extension to acknowledge missing data (i.e., uncategorized references) by calculating its interval of uncertainty using mathematical optimization as proposed in Calatrava et al. (2016) <DOI:10.1007/s11192-016-1842-4>. The Rao-Stirling diversity index is a well-established bibliometric indicator to measure the interdisciplinarity of scientific publications. Apart from the obligatory dataset of publications with their respective references and a taxonomy of disciplines that categorizes references as well as a measure of similarity between the disciplines, the Rao-Stirling diversity index requires a complete categorization of all references of a publication into disciplines. Thus, it fails for a incomplete categorization; in this case, the robust extension has to be used, which encodes the uncertainty caused by missing bibliographic data as an uncertainty interval. Classification / ACM - 2012: Information systems ~ Similarity measures, Theory of computation ~ Quadratic programming, Applied computing ~ Digital libraries and archives.

Author
María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno [aut, cre], Thomas Auzinger [aut]
Date of publication
2016-06-05 15:06:24
Maintainer
María del Carmen Calatrava Moreno <mc.calatrava.moreno@gmail.com>
License
GPL-3
Version
1.0-1
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Man pages

LowerIndexBound
Lower bound of the uncertainty interval of the Rao-Stirling...
ParallelBoundIndices
Parallel computation of the lower/upper bounds of the...
PruneDisciplines
Set of permissible disciplines for redistribution.
pubdata1
pubdata1
pubdata2
pubdata2
RaoCounts
Rao-Stirling diversity index based on the counts of cited...
RaoCountsNoValidation
Rao-Stirling diversity index based on counts of cited...
RaoProportions
Rao-Stirling diversity index based on proportions of cited...
RaoProportionsNoValidation
Rao-Stirling diversity index based on proportions of cited...
RaoStirling
Rao-Stirling diversity index based on the counts of cited...
UpperIndexBound
Upper bound of the uncertainty interval of the Rao-Stirling...

Files in this package

robustrao
robustrao/inst
robustrao/inst/CITATION
robustrao/NAMESPACE
robustrao/data
robustrao/data/pubdata1.RData
robustrao/data/pubdata2.RData
robustrao/R
robustrao/R/call_indices.R
robustrao/R/discipline_pruning.R
robustrao/R/rao_index.R
robustrao/R/dataset.R
robustrao/R/bound_index_computations.R
robustrao/MD5
robustrao/DESCRIPTION
robustrao/man
robustrao/man/RaoStirling.Rd
robustrao/man/RaoProportionsNoValidation.Rd
robustrao/man/RaoProportions.Rd
robustrao/man/pubdata2.Rd
robustrao/man/UpperIndexBound.Rd
robustrao/man/RaoCountsNoValidation.Rd
robustrao/man/RaoCounts.Rd
robustrao/man/pubdata1.Rd
robustrao/man/LowerIndexBound.Rd
robustrao/man/ParallelBoundIndices.Rd
robustrao/man/PruneDisciplines.Rd