Data organization

Sofiane Boudalia asked 3 years ago

I tried several times to make an Epic Epoch (to visualize the first 5 most used keywords in each article for each year, from 2010 to 2021), but it doesn’t work, I think it’s a data organization problem?!

2 Answers
Lionel Staff answered 3 years ago

Dear Sofiane,
I just tried Epic Epoc script on one of our test datasets, and it worked perfectly fine.
Could you describe a little more what are you facing?

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Sofiane Boudalia replied 3 years ago

Thank you Lionel,
I downloaded my data set from Scopus (102 document results) csv file.
Start Script ==>> Data Parsing ==>> Epic Epoch (error)
2021-07-05 14:07:36 INFO : Script Epic Epoch Started
2021-07-05 14:07:36 INFO :
Data Description:
field: Author_Keywords
Size of the Hierarchy: ’10’
Normalization of frequency count: false
Choose Original Timescale: Standard Periods
Number of time slices: ’10’
time slices distribution: regular
Overlapping periods: false
sequencing: snapshot

Lionel Staff replied 3 years ago

how many years do you have in your dataset?

Sofiane Boudalia replied 3 years ago

2010 to 2021 (12 years).

Lionel Staff answered 3 years ago

The best way to take benefit of Scopus data, required to export a RIS file. RIS is a standardized format to store bibliographical data. In that case, just use the RIS (Scopus) option during the parsing step in CorText Manager.

Otherwize, when exporting a csv from Scopus, and using the robust csv option for the parsing step, make sure to define the Time Field option. Otherwise Scripts that supposed to perform temporal analysis (as Epic Epoc) won’t work.

I hope it helps