Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2012, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (4): 69-75,87.

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Visualization Analysis about Hot Research Topics and Frontiers Based on Citespace ——Take the Field of Wireless Sensor Networks as an Example

Xu Can Chen Chen   

  • Received:2012-10-16 Online:2012-12-26 Published:2012-12-26


This paper uses the literatures which are retrieved from the ISI Web of Knowledge with the capital of wireless sensor networks as data sources. With the information visualization software CiteSpace, it conducts the co-citation and cluster analysis, makes the country-institution map and the category network map in the field of wireless sensor networks, shows the research distribution and confirms the categories that the field involves;at the same time, with the frequency detection technology which is provided by CiteSpace, it discloses the hot research topics, research fronts and development trends by mapping the knowledge map of wireless sensor networks field in computer science.

Key words: Wireless sensor networks, Hot research topics, Research fronts, Visualization, CiteSpace

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