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This article describes the results of a network analysis based on the citation among Communication journals and those academic disciplines that are cited by those journals labeled as “Communication” by the Web of Science. The results indicate that the journals indexed solely as Communication rather than those also tagged as another social science are more central in the citation network. Further, a cluster analysis of the cited disciplines revealed three groupings, a micro psychological cluster, a macro socio-political group and a woman's studies clique. A two-mode network analysis found that the most central Communication journals cited multiple clusters, while the peripheral journals cited only one, suggesting that the structure of influence on the field of Communication is more complex than suggested by Park and Leydesdorff (Scientometrics 81(1):157–175, ). Also, the results indicate that the macro cluster is about twice as influential as the micro cluster, rather than as Park and Leydesdorff suggest that Psychology is the discipline's primary influence.

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The patents of China in biotechnology in the United States Patent and Trademark Office during 1995–2008 have been analyzed in this paper with the help of bibliometrics and social network analysis techniques. The analysis has been carried out from several perspectives including total patent output of industries, universities and public research institutes (PRIs) and their positions in the knowledge network, the main innovators and their interactions, the collaboration among Chinese regions and the collaborations from abroad. The results show that though with some improvements, the patent performance of Chinese organizations and regions in biotechnology still need to be improved. The connections between Chinese innovators are not very cohesive and they depend heavily on foreign knowledge, especial knowledge from U.S. multinational firms and universities. The important innovators of China in this field are mainly PRIs and universities. More and stronger firm innovators, especially large and powerful multinational companies, are strongly needed for the nation's biotechnology industry.

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The power-law distribution and the Garfield's Law of Concentration of journal citation have long been verified by empirical data. As a relatively new type of reference, the URL references are cited more and more frequently in the scientific papers and their distribution is proved to fit for the Garfield's Law of Concentration too. In this article, we collect three URL references datasets extracted from papers written by researchers belonging to three big research groups: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Max Planck Institute, and the whole Chinese scientific researchers. Through the curve-fitting with SPSS and contrast the results with the judgment standard of power-law distribution, we verify that there also exists power-law distribution in the citation frequency of hostnames in these three URL references datasets. And our experimental results show that the range of power exponent in the journal references and the URL references are different. Started from the concrete empirical procedures and the final experimental results, we analyze four factors that may lead to this difference between journal references and URL references: the sample size, the sampling method, the concentration of citation and the type property of citation.

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We applied a set of standard bibliometric indicators to monitor the scientific state-of-arte of 500 universities worldwide and constructed a ranking on the basis of these indicators (Leiden Ranking ). We find a dramatic and hitherto largely underestimated language effect in the bibliometric, citation-based measurements of research performance when comparing the ranking based on all Web of Science (WoS) covered publications and on only English WoS covered publications, particularly for Germany and France.

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This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the scientific and technological productivity of FP6 projects by exploiting a new database on articles and patents resulting from EU funded projects. Starting from the FP6, the design of the European technology policy has undergone significant changes with the introduction of new funding instruments aimed at achieving a “critical mass” of resources. Our empirical results provide support to the concerns, expressed by several observers, regarding the fact that the new funding instruments may have resulted in artificially “too large” research consortia. The available empirical evidence shows that scientific productivity increases with the number of participants following a U-inverted shape, thereby indicating the existence of decreasing marginal returns to an increase in the size of research consortia. A second key result of the paper is related to the existence of significant differences of performance among funding instruments. In particular, after accounting for the larger amount of resources allocated to them, Integrated Projects perform less well in terms of scientific output than both STRePs and Networks of Excellence and they do not exhibit a superior performance than STRePs in terms of patent applications.

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Patents constitute an up-to-date source of competitive intelligence in technological development; thus, patent analysis has been a vital tool for identifying technological trends. Patent citation analysis is easy to use, but fundamentally has two main limitations: (1) new patents tend to be less cited than old ones and may miss citations to contemporary patents; (2) citation-based analysis cannot be used for patents in databases which do not require citations. Naturally, citation-based analysis tends to underestimate the importance of new patents and may not work in rapidly-evolving industries in which technology life-cycles are shortening and new inventions are increasingly patented world-wide. As a remedy, this paper proposes a patent network based on semantic patent analysis using subject-action-object (SAO) structures. SAO structures represent the explicit relationships among components used in a patent, and are considered to represent key concepts of the patent or the expertise of the inventor. Based on the internal similarities between patents, the patent network provides the up-to-date status of a given technology. Furthermore, this paper suggests new indices to identify the technological importance of patents, the characteristics of patent clusters, and the technological capabilities of competitors. The proposed method is illustrated using patents related to synthesis of carbon nanotubes. We expect that the proposed procedure and analysis will be incorporated into technology planning processes to assist experts such as researchers and R&D policy makers in rapidly-evolving industries.

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Brazilian science has increased fast during the last decades. An example is the increasing in the country's share in the world's scientific publication within the main international databases. But what is the actual weight of international publications to the whole Brazilian productivity? In order to respond this question, we have elaborated a new indicator, the International Publication Ratio (IPR). The data source was Lattes Database, a database organized by one of the main Brazilian S&T funding agency, which encompasses publication data from 1997 to 2004 of about 51,000 Brazilian researchers. Influences of distinct parameters, such as sectors, fields, career age and gender, are analyzed. We hope the data presented may help S&T managers and other S&T interests to better understand the complexity under the concept scientific productivity, especially in peripheral countries in science, such as Brazil.

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This study describes the development process of Kor-Factor, which is a novel composite evaluation index that was developed to promote Korean domestic academic journals. As more data accumulate, the Kor-Factor's optimization process was modified in an attempt to address possible drawbacks of the original form; the result is presented in this study. This study compares Kor-Factor with the Impact Factor, which is the most well-known single element evaluation index. We found that Kor-Factor demonstrates a better power of differentiation and a greater capacity to reflect the reputability of key journals. The modified Kor-Factor, which has been developed through an optimization process, reveals a greater power of differentiation than the original Kor-Factor; however, the modified version has less capacity to reflect reputability. The evaluation elements of the modified Kor-Factor are better and are more evenly reflected on the index value than those of the original version. Finally, we propose the establishment of an appropriate data measurement period for the actual application of the index.

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We study mappings that generate bounded composition operators in weighted Sobolev spaces on Carnot groups. A complete analytical description of these mappings is given in terms of integrability of distortion of mappings in weighted Lebesgue spaces. We define weighted Sobolev mappings and study their connection with ACL-mappings. As an application we obtain weighted Sobolev type embedding theorems on Carnot groups.

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A function f is LC-continuous if the inverse image of any open set is a locally closed set; i.e., an intersection of an open set and a closed set. The aim of this paper is to prove the following theorem: Let f: XY be an LC-continuous function onto a separable metric space Y. Then X can be covered by countably many subsets T nX such that each restriction fT n is continuous at all points of T n.

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Convergence in Mallows distance is of particular interest when heavy-tailed distributions are considered. For 1≦α<2, it constitutes an alternative technique to derive central limit type theorems for non-Gaussian α-stable laws. In this note, we further explore the connection between Mallows distance and convergence in distribution. Conditions for their equivalence are presented.

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Let G be a locally compact group, ω a weight function on G, and 1<p<∞. We introduce the Lebesgue weighted L p-space as a Banach space and introduce its dual. Furthermore, we consider this space as a Banach algebra with respect to the usual convolution and show that admits a bounded approximate identity if and only if G is discrete. In addition, we prove that amenability of this algebra implies that G is discrete and amenable. Moreover, we discuss the converse of this result.

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Let R be an associative ring with identity. An element xR is said to be weakly clean if x=u+e or x=ue for some unit u and idempotent e in R. The ring R is said to be weakly clean if all of its elements are weakly clean. In this paper we obtain an element-wise characterization of abelian weakly clean rings. A relation between unit regular rings and weakly clean rings is also obtained.

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We consider biquadratic number fields whose maximal orders have power integral bases consisting of units. We prove an effective and efficient criteria to decide whether the maximal order of a biquadratic field has a unit power integral basis or not. In particular we can determine all trivial biquadratic fields whose maximal orders have a unit power integral basis.

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Acta Mathematica Hungarica
Authors: Jesús M. Cabezas, Luisa M. Camacho, José R. Gómez and Bakhrom A. Omirov

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We present the classification of a subclass of naturally graded Leibniz algebras. These n-dimensional Leibniz algebras have the characteristic sequence (n−3,3). For this purpose we use the software Mathematica.

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Erdős, Freud and Hegyvári [1] constructed a permutation a 1,a 2,… of positive integers with for an absolute constant c>0 and all i≧3. In this note, we construct a permutation of all positive integers such that for any >0 there exists an i 0 with for all ii 0.

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This paper examines the rapid growth of China in the field of nanotechnology and the rise of collaboration between China and the US in this emerging domain. Chinese scientific papers in nanotechnology are analyzed to indicate overall trends, leading fields and the most prolific institutions. Patterns of ChinaUS nanotechnology paper co-authorship are examined over the period 1990–2009, with an analysis of how these patterns have changed over time. The paper combines bibliometric analysis and science mapping. We find rapid development in the number of ChinaUS co-authored nanotechnology papers as well as structural changes in array of collaborative nanotechnology sub-fields. Implications for both China and the US of this evolving relationship are discussed.

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In this paper, co-word analysis is used to analyze the evolvement in stem cell field. Articles in the stem cell journals are downloaded from PubMed for analysis. Terms selection is one of the most important steps in co-word analysis, so the useless and the general subject headings are removed firstly, and then the major subject headings and minor subject headings are weighted respectively. Then, improved information entropy is exploited to select the subject headings with the experts consulting. Hierarchical cluster analysis is used to cluster the subject headings and the strategic diagram is formed to analyze the evolutionary trends in the stem cell field.

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Bibliometric measures based on citations are widely used in assessing the scientific publication records of authors, institutions and journals. Yet currently favored measures lack a clear theoretical foundation and are known to have counter-intuitive properties. The paper proposes a new approach that is grounded on a theoretical “influence function,” representing explicit prior beliefs about how citations reflect influence. Conditions are derived for robust qualitative comparisons of influence—conditions that can be implemented using readily-available data. Two examples are provided, one using the world's top-10 economics department, the other using the top-10 economics journals.

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The study of citation distribution provides retrospective and prospective picture of the evolving impact of a corpus of publications on knowledge community. All distribution models agree on the rise of the number of citations in the first years following the publication to reach a peak and then tend to be less cited when time passes. However, questions such as how long it will continue being cited and what is objectively the rate of the decline remain unanswered. Built up of simple polynomial function, the proposed model is proven to be suitable to represent the observed citation distribution over time and to interestingly identify with accuracy when the major loss of citations happens. I calculate from the model the ‘residual citations’ representing the citations kept after a long time period after publication year. I demonstrate that the residual citations may be greater than or equal to zero, meaning that the ‘life-cycle’ of the corpus is infinite, contrary to what some researches termed to be around 21 years. This model fits the observed data from SCI according to R-sq which is greater than 98.9%. Rather, it is very simple and easy to implement and can be used by not highly-skilled scientometric users. Finally, the model serves as a citation predictive tool for a corpus by determining the citations that would obtain at any time of its life-cycle.

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This exploratory study aims at answering the following research question: Are the h-index and some of its derivatives discriminatory when applied to rank social scientists with different epistemological beliefs and methodological preferences? This study reports the results of five Tobit and two negative binomial regression models taking as dependent variable the h-index and six of its derivatives, using a dataset combining bibliometric data collected with the PoP software with cross-sectional data of 321 Quebec social scientists in Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Economics and Psychology. The results reveal an epistemological/methodological effect making positivists and quantitativists globally more productive than constructivists and qualitativists.

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Лейндлер [5] получил некоторые оценки приближения средними Нёрлунда-Вороноƨо рядов Фурье в метрике Гёльдера. Испольэуя равенство двух норм в пространстве Гёльдера и теорему Лейндлера-Меира-Тотика, мы улучщаем Эти оценки.

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Some identities of sums associated with harmonic numbers and binomial coefficients are developed. Integral representations and closed form identities of these sums are also given.

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In this paper, the smallest number M which makes the equality

\documentclass{aastex} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{upgreek} \usepackage{portland,xspace} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra} \pagestyle{empty} \DeclareMathSizes{10}{9}{7}{6} \begin{document} $$K_n (W_2^{L_r } (T),MW_2^{L_r } (T),L_2 (T)) = d_n (W_2^{L_r } (T),L_2 (T))$$ \end{document}
valid, is established and the asymptotic order of
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, is obtained, where
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(T) is a periodic smooth function class which is determined by a linear differential operator, K n(·, ·, ·) and d n(·, ·) are the relative width and the width in the sense of Kolmogorov, respectively.

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Let G be a locally compact abelian group (LCA group) and Ω be an open, 0-symmetric set. Let F:= F(Ω) be the set of all continuous functions f: G → ℝ which are supported in Ω and are positive definite. The Turán constant of Ω is then defined as

\documentclass{aastex} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{upgreek} \usepackage{portland,xspace} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra} \pagestyle{empty} \DeclareMathSizes{10}{9}{7}{6} \begin{document} $$\mathcal{T}(\Omega ): = \sup \left\{ {\int_\Omega {f:f \in \mathcal{F}} (\Omega ),f(0) = 1} \right\}$$ \end{document}
. Mihalis Kolountzakis and the author has shown that structural properties — like spectrality, tiling or packing with a certain set Λ — of subsets Ω in finite, compact or Euclidean (i.e., ℝd) groups and in ℤd yield estimates of T (Ω). However, in these estimates some notion of the size, i.e., density of Λ played a natural role, and thus in groups where we had no grasp of the notion, we could not accomplish such estimates. In the present work a recent generalized notion of asymptotic uniform upper density is invoked, allowing a more general investigation of the Turán constant in relation to the above structural properties. Our main result extends a result of Arestov and Berdysheva, (also obtained independently and along different lines by Kolountzakis and the author), stating that convex tiles of a Euclidean space necessarily have
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. In our extension ℝd could be replaced by any LCA group, convexity is considerably relaxed to Ω being a difference set, and the condition of tiling is also relaxed to a certain packing type condition and positive asymptotic uniform upper density of the set Λ. Also our goal is to give a more complete account of all the related developments and history, because until now an exhaustive overview of the full background of the so-called Turán problem was not delivered.

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Macro-environmental trends such as technological changes, declining trade and investment barriers, and globalizing forces impacting both markets and production worldwide point to the heightened importance of international business (IB) and the relevance of IB research today. Despite this, a leading scholar has expressed concerns that the IB research agenda could be ‘running out of steam’ (Buckley, Journal of International Business Studies 33(2):365–373, ), prompting on-going introspection within the IB field. We contribute to this debate by investigating the evolution of the IB field through a scientometric examination of articles published in its premier journal, the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) from 1970 until 2008. We introduce a new analytical tool, Leximancer, to the fields of international business and scientometry. We show an evolution from an initial and extended emphasis on macro-environmental issues to a more recent focus on micro-economic, firm-level ones with the multinational enterprise (MNE) as an organizational form enduring throughout the entire period. We observe a field that has established a justifiable claim for relevance, participating actively in the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

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Scientific authorship has important implications in science since it reflects the contribution to research of the different individual scientists and it is considered by evaluation committees in research assessment processes. This study analyses the order of authorship in the scientific output of 1,064 permanent scientists at the Spanish CSIC (WoS, 1994–2004). The influence of age, professional rank and bibliometric profile of scientists over the position of their names in the byline of publications is explored in three different research areas: Biology and Biomedicine, Materials Science and Natural Resources. There is a strong trend for signatures of younger researchers and those in the lower professional ranks to appear in the first position (junior signing pattern), while more veteran or highly-ranked ones, who tend to play supervisory functions in research, are proportionally more likely to sign in the last position (senior signing pattern). Professional rank and age have an effect on authorship order in the three fields analysed, but there are inter-field differences. Authorship patterns are especially marked in the most collaboration-intensive field (i.e. Biology and Biomedicine), where professional rank seems to be more significant than age in determining the role of scientists in research as seen through their authorship patterns, while age has a more significant effect in the least collaboration-intensive field (Natural Resources).

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National research evaluation exercises provide a comparative measure of research performance of the nation's institutions, and as such represent a tool for stimulating research productivity, particularly if the results are used to inform selective funding by government. While a school of thought welcomes frequent changes in evaluation criteria in order to prevent the subjects evaluated from adopting opportunistic behaviors, it is evident that the “rules of the game” should above all be functional towards policy objectives, and therefore be known with adequate forewarning prior to the evaluation period. Otherwise, the risk is that policy-makers will find themselves faced by a dilemma: should they reward universities that responded best to the criteria in effect at the outset of the observation period or those that result as best according to rules that emerged during or after the observation period? This study verifies if and to what extent some universities are penalized instead of rewarded for good behavior, in pursuit of the objectives of the “known” rules of the game, by comparing the research performances of Italian universities for the period of the nation's next evaluation exercise (2004–2008): first as measured according to criteria available at the outset of the period and next according to those announced at the end of the period.

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Evaluating the career of individual scientists according to their scientific output is a common bibliometric problem. Two aspects are classically taken into account: overall productivity and overall diffusion/impact, which can be measured by a plethora of indicators that consider publications and/or citations separately or synthesise these two quantities into a single number (e.g. h-index). A secondary aspect, which is sometimes mentioned in the rules of competitive examinations for research position/promotion, is time regularity of one researcher's scientific output. Despite the fact that it is sometimes invoked, a clear definition of regularity is still lacking. We define it as the ability of generating an active and stable research output over time, in terms of both publications/quantity and citations/diffusion. The goal of this paper is introducing three analysis tools to perform qualitative/quantitative evaluations on the regularity of one scientist's output in a simple and organic way. These tools are respectively (1) the PY/CY diagram, (2) the publication/citation Ferrers diagram and (3) a simplified procedure for comparing the research output of several scientists according to their publication and citation temporal distributions (Borda's ranking). Description of these tools is supported by several examples.

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We consider generalized surjective codes, together with their connection to covering codes and covering arrays. We prove new bounds on σ q(n; s; r), the minimal cardinality of a q-ary code of length n, which is s-surjective with radius r. For covering codes we deduce the new records K 6(10, 7) ≦ 18 and K 6(9, 6) ≦ 24.

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This study addresses whether interdisciplinarity is a prominent feature of climate research by means of a co-citation analysis of the IPCC Third Assessment Report. The debate on interdisciplinarity and bibliometric measures is reviewed to operationalize the contested notion of interdisciplinarity. The results, based on 6417 references of the 96 most frequently used journals, demonstrate that the IPCC assessment of climate change is best characterized by its multidisciplinarity where the physical, biological, bodily and societal dimensions are clearly separated. Although a few fields and journals integrate a wide variety of disciplines, integration occurs mainly between related disciplines (narrow interdisciplinarity) which indicate an overall disciplinary basis of climate research. It is concluded that interdisciplinarity is not a prominent feature of climate research. The significance of this finding is explored, given that the problem scope of climate change necessitates interdisciplinarity. Ways to promote interdisciplinarity are suggested by way of conclusion.

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Scientometrics
Authors: Vincent Larivière, Etienne Vignola-Gagné, Christian Villeneuve, Pascal Gélinas and Yves Gingras

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Using the entire population of professors at universities in the province of Quebec (Canada), this article analyzes the relationship between sex and research funding, publication rates, and scientific impact. Since age is an important factor in research and the population pyramids of men and women are different, the role of age is also analyzed. The article shows that, after they have passed the age of about 38, women receive, on average, less funding for research than men, are generally less productive in terms of publications, and are at a slight disadvantage in terms of the scientific impact (measured by citations) of their publications. Various explanations for these differences are suggested, such as the more restricted collaboration networks of women, motherhood and the accompanying division of labour, women's rank within the hierarchy of the scientific community and access to resources as well as their choice of research topics and level of specialization.

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By employing new ideas and techniques, we will refigure out the whole frame of L 1-approximation. First, except generalizing the coefficients from monotonicity to a wider condition, Logarithm Rest Bounded Variation condition, we will also drop the prior requirement fL 2π but directly consider the sine or cosine series. Secondly, to achieve nontrivial generalizations in complex spaces, we use a one-sided condition with some kind of balance conditions. In addition, a conjecture raised in [9] is disproved in Section 3.

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We present a pointfree characterization of paracompactness via strong Cauchy completeness. We also provide a filter characterization of separability in uniform frames and determine those uniform frames that have a Lindelöf and compact completion using the notion of preparacompactness. Further, as an application of preparacompactness, we provide filter conditions for the Lindelöfness of the Hewitt realcompactification υL of a completely regular frame L.

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A classical insertion theorem due to Katětov–Tong (or Dowker–Katětov, Michael) reads that ℝ can be a test space for the range of maps on the insertion theorem which characterizes the domain to be normal (or normal and countably paracompact, perfectly normal). It is known that the range ℝ in the Katětov–Tong insertion theorem is not necessarily replaced by a non-trivial separable Banach lattice. We show that the range ℝ in the Dowker–Katětov and Michael insertion theorems can be replaced by any non-trivial separable Banach lattice.

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Let μ be a compactly suppported positive measure on the real line. A point x∊supp [μ] is said to be μ-regular, if, as n→∞,

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Otherwise it is a μ-irregular point. We show that for any such measure, the set of μ-irregular points in {μ′>0} (with a suitable definition of this set) has Hausdorff measure 0, for , any β>1.

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A weak form of Wiener–Ditkin set is introduced and some of its properties are studied. As a consequence, a weak form of C-set-S-set problem has come up.

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In this paper, we discuss the application of the data mining tools to identify typical features for highly cited papers (HCPs). By integrating papers’ external features and quality features, the feature space used to model HCPs was established. Then, a series of predictor teams were extracted from the feature space with rough set reduction framework. Each predictor team was used to construct a base classifier. Then the five base classifiers with the highest classification performance and larger diversity on whole were selected to construct a multi-classifier system (MCS) for HCPs. The combination prediction model obtained better performance than models of a single predictor team. 11 typical prediction features for HCPs were extracted on the basis of the MCS. The findings show that both the papers’ inner quality and external features, mainly represented as the reputation of the authors and journals, contribute to generation of HCPs in future.

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There is increasing interest in assessing how sponsored research funding influences the development and trajectory of science and technology. Traditionally, linkages between research funding and subsequent results are hard to track, often requiring access to separate funding or performance reports released by researchers or sponsors. Tracing research sponsorship and output linkages is even more challenging when researchers receive multiple funding awards and collaborate with a variety of differentially-sponsored research colleagues. This article presents a novel bibliometric approach to undertaking funding acknowledgement analysis which links research outputs with their funding sources. Using this approach in the context of nanotechnology research, the article probes the funding patterns of leading countries and agencies including patterns of cross-border research sponsorship. We identify more than 91,500 nanotechnology articles published worldwide during a 12-month period in 2008–2009. About 67% of these publications include funding acknowledgements information. We compare articles reporting funding with those that do not (for reasons that may include reliance on internal core-funding rather than external awards as well as omissions in reporting). While we find some country and field differences, we judge that the level of reporting of funding sources is sufficiently high to provide a basis for analysis. The funding acknowledgement data is used to compare nanotechnology funding policies and programs in selected countries and to examine their impacts on scientific output. We also examine the internationalization of research funding through the interplay of various funding sources at national and organizational levels. We find that while most nanotechnology funding is nationally-oriented, internationalization and knowledge exchange does occur as researchers collaborate across borders. Our method offers a new approach not only in identifying the funding sources of publications but also in feasibly undertaking large-scale analyses across scientific fields, institutions and countries.

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The main purpose of this paper is to introduce and study generalized hyperconnected spaces. Various characterizations of generalized hyperconnected spaces and preservation theorems are discussed.

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The Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database is widely used to evaluate institutions and researchers. The objective of this study was to analyze trends and characteristics of papers in the subject category of water resources in the ESI database of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Distributions of document type, language of publication, scientific output, and publication of journals are reported in this article. Five indicators (the number and ranking of total papers, first-author papers, corresponding-author papers, independent papers, and collaborative papers) were applied to evaluate country, institute, and author performances. In addition, the numbers of authors cited, numbers of institutes cited, numbers of countries cited, and numbers of subject areas cited were also used to evaluate ESI papers. Results showed that 265 papers, all written in English, were listed in 27 journals in the field of water resources. A review paper was more likely to be included in the ESI than a research paper. Journal of Hydrology published the most papers. The USA and UK were the two leading nations. ESI papers published in the US were more likely to involve inter-institutional collaboration than papers published in the UK. The University of Arizona was the most productive institute. Some papers that were almost excluded from the ESI database appear to have consistently received annual high frequencies of citation. Perhaps the 10 year criterion for inclusion in the ESI should be reassessed.

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A new bibliometric index is proposed, trying to preserve the advantages of the h-index and to overcome its disadvantages. Multivariate comparisons among 18 bibliometric indices are performed by using Hasse Diagram Technique (HDT) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The comparisons were performed on some artificial data sets, three of them well known in literature. The obtained results seems to highlight some interesting properties of the new index and also reveals some relevant relationships among the considered bibliometric indices.

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We prove that the family of all generalized topologies on a nonempty set is a lattice, neither distributive nor complemented. We define the direct sum of two generalized topologies and characterize the direct sum.

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We show, conditional on a uniform version of the prime k-tuples conjecture, that there are x/(log x)1+o(1) numbers not exceeding x common to the ranges of ϕ and σ. Here ϕ is Euler’s totient function and σ is the sum-of-divisors function.

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Let be a class of groups and G a finite group. We call a set Σ of subgroups of G a G-covering subgroup system for if whenever . Let p be any prime dividing |G| and P a Sylow p-subgroup of G. Then we write Σp to denote the set of subgroups of G which contains at least one supplement to G of each maximal subgroup of P. We prove that the sets Σp and Σp∪Σq, where qp, are G-covering subgroup systems for many classes of finite groups.

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We consider the classical Kolmogorov condition for strong law of large numbers for sequences of dependent random variables; the so-called ϕ-mixing and Rademacher–Menchoff condition for ρ-mixing sequences.

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Let f(x)=a d x d+a d−1 x d−1+⋅⋅⋅+a 0∊ℝ[x] be a reciprocal polynomial of degree d. We prove that if the coefficient vector (a d,a d−1,…,a 0) or (a d−1,a d−2,…,a 1) is close enough, in the l 1-distance, to the constant vector (b,b,…,b)∊ℝd+1 or ℝd−1, then all of its zeros have moduli 1.

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It is proved that the maximal operator of the triangular Cesàro means of a two-dimensional Fourier series is bounded from the periodic Hardy space to for all 2/(2+α)<p≦∞ and, consequently, is of weak type (1,1). As a consequence we obtain that the triangular Cesàro means of a function converge a.e. to f.

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The aim of this article is to observe differences between research areas when it comes to establish collaboration ties with local, national or international partners. It also intends to determine in what extent the collaboration can influence the patent transfer. A collaboration network between CSIC researchers and their external collaborators was built. Several statistical tests were used to find significant differences between research areas. A multiple regression model was also utilized in order to know what type of collaboration is more successful to transfer a patent. The results show that there are two well defined groups. A “Bio” group with a high international collaboration pattern but less national participation; and a “Physicist” group supported by a high proportion of national partners but with few international connections. The regression analysis found that the national collaboration is the variable that most increase the patent transfer.

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Pointwise estimates of the deviation T n,A,B f(⋅)−f(⋅) in terms of moduli of continuity and w f are proved. Analog results on norm approximation with remarks and corollaries are also given. In the results essentially weaker conditions than those in [2, Theorem 1, p. 437] are used.

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The main results of the paper generalize the following classical theorem to the setting of line element D-manifolds: the automorphisms of a covariant derivative on a manifold are exactly the affinities that leave its torsion invariant.

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We prove that if a space X is well ordered (αA), or linearly semi-stratifiable, or elastic then X is a D-space.

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In this note we will show that finitely generated condition is necessary in Theorem 1.2 of the above mentioned paper.

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Bibliometric research assessment has matured into a quantitative phase using more meaningful measures and analogies. In this paper, we propose a thermodynamic analogy and introduce what are called the energy, exergy and entropy terms associated with a bibliometric sequence. This can be displayed as time series (variation over time), or in event terms (variation as papers are published) and also in the form of phase diagrams (energy–exergy–entropy representations). It is exergy which is the most meaningful single number scalar indicator of a scientist's performance while entropy then becomes a measure of the unevenness (disorder) of the publication portfolio.

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We investigate linear relations between pattern sequences in a 〈q,r〉-numeration system, and give a basis of the module generated by pattern sequences for words of length not exceeding l. The expressions of pattern sequences using the basis are also studied. Similar results are obtained for the module generated by all pattern sequences.

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We introduce the notion of mixed weak (μ1ν2)-continuity between a generalized topology μ and two generalized topologies ν1, ν2. We characterize such continuity in terms of mixed generalized open sets: (ν12)′-semiopen sets, (ν12)′-preopen sets, (ν12)-preopen sets [2], (ν12)′-β′-open sets and θ12)-open sets [3]. In particular, we show that for a given mixed weakly (μ1ν2)-continuous function, if the codomain of the given function is mixed regular (=(ν12)-regular), then the function is also (μ1)-continuous.

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The correctness of the problem of optimal control by the coefficients for a weakly nonlinear hyperbolic equation is studied, and a necessary condition of optimality is established.

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This paper focuses on boundary value problems for anisotropic differential-operator equations of high order with variable coefficients in the half plane. Several conditions are obtained which guarantee the maximal regularity of anisotropic elliptic and parabolic problems in Banach-valued L p-spaces. Especially, it is shown that this differential operator is R-positive and is a generator of an analytic semigroup. These results are also applied to infinite systems of anisotropic type partial differential equations in the half plane.

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We obtain the structure theorem for -Hopf bimodules over Hopf algebroids, where H is the total algebra of the Hopf algebroid . Based on this theorem, we investigate the structure theorem for comodule algebras over Hopf algebroids.

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Scientific literature recommender systems (SLRSs) provide papers to researchers according to their scientific interests. Systems rely on inter-researcher similarity measures that are usually computed according to publication contents (i.e., by extracting paper topics and citations). We highlight two major issues related to this design. The required full-text access and processing are expensive and hardly feasible. Moreover, clues about meetings, encounters, and informal exchanges between researchers (which are related to a social dimension) were not exploited to date. In order to tackle these issues, we propose an original SLRS based on a threefold contribution. First, we argue the case for defining inter-researcher similarity measures building on publicly available metadata. Second, we define topical and social measures that we combine together to issue socio-topical recommendations. Third, we conduct an evaluation with 71 volunteer researchers to check researchers’ perception against socio-topical similarities. Experimental results show a significant 11.21% accuracy improvement of socio-topical recommendations compared to baseline topical recommendations.

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The object of the present work is to obtain a necessary condition for the existence of weakly symmetric and weakly Ricci-symmetric Sasakian manifolds admitting a quarter-symmetric metric connection.

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The problem of representability of quadratic functionals (acting on modules over unital complex ∗-algebras), by sesquilinear forms, is generalized by weakening the homogeneity equation. The corresponding representation theorem can be considered as a generalization of (the original form of) the classical Jordan–von Neumann characterization of complex inner product spaces.

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Best trigonometric approximation in L p, 1≦p≦∞, is characterized by a modulus of smoothness, which is equivalent to zero if the function is a trigonometric polynomial of a given degree. The characterization is similar to the one given by the classical modulus of smoothness. The modulus possesses properties similar to those of the classical one.

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