The WikiPhil Portal: visualizing meaningful philosophical connections
|The WikiPhil Portal: visualizing meaningful philosophical connections|
|Authors:||Sofia J. Athenikos, Xia Lin|
|Citation:||Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 1 (1): missing pages. 2009|
|Database(s):||Google Scholar cites|
|Web:||Bing Google Yahoo! — Google PDF|
|Article:||BASE Google Scholar PubMed|
|Restricted:||DTU Digital Library|
|Extract:||Talairach coordinates from linked PDF: CSV-formated wiki-formated|
The WikiPhil Portal: visualizing meaningful philosophical connections describes a study with extraction of data about philosophers from Wikipedia.
A web service displaying the results is described in the paper called the 'The WikiPhil Portal'. However, the given URL reports an error: http://research.cis.drexel.edu:8080/sofia/WPS/
Extraction of names and URL from Wikipedia pages about Western philosophers, and represents links in a network structure, to count number of out-links and in-links, bidirectional links, "influence-by" out- and in-links.
330 philosophers (pages) with 3706 links. Not all of these philosophers had the "influence by"/"influence" field set in the infobox.
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