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A Visualization Tool for Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, and

Content Analysis of Scholarly Communications

Final Year Project Proposal

Session 2013-2017

A project submitted in partial fulfilment of the

COMSATS-Lancaster Dual Degree
BS in Computer Science (CIIT)
BS in Computing (LU)

Department of Computer Science

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
10 April 2018
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Project Registration

Project ID (for office


Type (Nature of project) [ ] Development [ ] Research [ ] R&D

Area of specialization Visualization (Computer Graphics)

Project Group Members

Sr.# Reg. # Student Name CGPA Email ID Phone # Signature

(i) FA12- Nasir Azeem 3.1 0333-2589766

DDP-SP13- Ghulam Ddp-sp13-bcs-

(ii) 2.6
BCS-019 Murtaza

DDP-SP13- Ddp-sp13-bcs-
(iii) Ijaz-ul-Hassan 2.2
Name & Signature of Batch Advisor
(If students are eligible for FYP)

Plagiarism Free Certificate

This is to certify that, I am Nasir azeem S/D/o wali dad group leader of FYP under
registration no at Computer Science Department, COMSATS Institute of Information
Technology, Lahore. I declare that my FYP proposal is checked by my supervisor and the similarity
index is ________% that is less than 20%, an acceptable limit by HEC. Report is attached herewith as
Appendix A.

Date: 03-02-2016 Name of Group Leader: Nasir Azeem Signature: _____________

Name of Supervisor: ___Dr. Salman Khan___________ Co-Supervisor (if any):____________________

Designation: _____________________ Designation: _____________________

Signature: _____________________ Signature: _____________________

Approval of FYP Management Committee
Committee Member 1: Name: _____________________
[ ] Accept [ ] *Defer [ ] *Reject Signature: _______________
*Remarks: _____________________________________________________________________

Committee Member 2: Name: _____________________

[ ] Accept [ ] *Defer [ ] *Reject Signature: _______________
*Remarks: _____________________________________________________________________

Convener: Name: _____________________

[ ] Accept [ ] *Defer [ ] *Reject Signature: _______________
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Student Paper



In this project we are developing a visualization tool which will be used for conducting the
Scientometrics analysis of scholarly communications. There are various benefits of such
analysis, for example, it can help students, teachers, and researchers in determining hottest
research topics. It can facilitate in finding out collaborators, supervisors, reviewers, and experts
in a particular field of study. Similarly, it can help funding agencies and policy makers to
determine the impact of their funding and decisions. Moreover, it can also assist in finding out
important literature in a given field of study. The visualization tool developed through this
project will support Scientometrics analysis by allowing users to find out trends in any particular
research area. The users will be able to visualize these trends across different geographical
locations. Similarly, this tool will enable users to find out prolific authors at any particular
location in a particular research area. Moreover, it will facilitate users in comparing these trends.

1. Introduction
Scientometrics of scholarly publication have been a tradition of many funding agencies and
electronic/printed publication. Scientometrics defined by Nalimov and Mulchenko [1] is “the
application of those quantitative methods which are dealing with the analysis of science viewed
as an information process” to know about the research trends and research impact. Traditionally,
researchers used normal tables and charts to conduct such research analysis. Many visualization
tools are popular in literature to understand different information related to Scientometrics such
as: improvement and regression in different research areas, primary papers and experts in
different fields, interrelated research areas and contribution of different institutions/regions over
a period of time. However, gaining these features is very challenging due to size of data to be
visualized on minimum area of computer screen.

The proposed tool will provide the integrated view of many features to conduct the
Scientometrics analysis of any field of study. Students, teachers, and researchers will use this
tool to find out the latest research area and collaborators, experts and supervisor in particular
field. Moreover, it will be helpful to find the prolific author at particular location in a particular
field. It will reduce the difficulty of the students to conduct the research survey of literature. It
will help to find out the future direction in any field. It will also allow user to find out more
trends in any specific research area at different geographical location. Moreover, funding
agencies will figure out the hot research area and on that base they will allocate resource and
funds in that field. It will be able to help the administration of journal to increase the quality of
conference by investigating whether the venue is aligned to its policy and providing valuable
contribution or not.

2. Motivations and scope

This tool will visualize the trends of different research areas that will show the evolution and
decline in different fields. It will help to reduce the time and efforts to explore the larger data on
screen. Although visualization techniques compete many goals and overcome many problems
but still there are some problems in these visualization techniques. Such as when we have a large
data to visualize it produce clutters and due to clutters it is difficult to completely visualize for
the more study of its trends.

4. Related work
1. IN-SPIRE is a visualization tool which can efficiently convey summary of large size
of data. It has two ways to represent the data. The stars in night sky show the individual
document. The theme view visualization display overview of data. [2]

2. A collaboration graph is a graph modeling of some social network. Collaboration

graph are utilized to quantify the closeness of shared connections between the members
of the system. [3]

3. CiteSpace -It is designed as a tool to locate the critical point in development,

especially rounding points and crucial points. [4]

4. Google Earth- It is used to see the satellite images of the Earth’s surface, allow user to
see houses and cities at inclined angle. [5]

5. NetLens-It is designed tool for scalable in that it apply to any data that can be show
with our ideal data model. [7]

6. FacetLens-. FacetLens is an appropriate visualization tool for nearly any

item/attribute based dataset expressed as a SQL database. Provided with a description of
the types and locations of item metadata, FacetLens dynamically generates SQL queries
to probe the data distributions and present them to the user in a data-rich, animated way.
The user can interactively click on values to apply filter criteria, and can use drag/drop
operations to explore trends. Facet Lens scales up to any size display by revealing
progressively more detail as space grows. [8]

7. Paper Lens-is a visualization that declare different trends and activity during a
conference community. It strongly set sight across papers, authors, and references. [9]

8. Gap Minder- gap minder is the visualization tool which is used to see the trends
against research. Here we see the trend of income per person over life expectancy in the
given picture. [6]
As we try to overcome the problems of visualization techniques in this project that is why there
are some differences from other visualization tools. This tool will provide an integrated view of a
large data very easily and efficiently in conducting the Scientometrics analysis of any field. In
this project we will try to overcome the larger data problems using some innovative techniques.
In this project visualization tool will explore easily many trends and facets of information across
over the world.

5. Goals and objectives:

This tool will help students, organization, funding agencies and researches to get valuable
information by analysing the data. This will also generate the evolution report to measure the
strength and weakness of the visualization for the further research direction of the field. This tool
will also compare the one region research on the other areas. It will also control without any
problem Scientometrics analysis to provide the unified view in any research area.
6. Gantt chart:

7. Individual work:
Individual task of the group members are follows

1. Nasir Azeem would be responsible for determining the visualization approach to be used. In
addition he would also be responsible for coding and handling the visualization and graphics.
Furthermore he would also be contributing in the analysis, animations and documentation as
and when required.
2. GhulasmMurtaza would be responsible for the graphical animations to be exercised for better
user interface and presentation of data. In addition he would also be contributing a helping
hand in the visualization and documentation of the project.
3. Ijaz-ul-Hassan would be responsible for handling the analysis to be performed on the data
provided by public databases and digital libraries, as well as being the key person on the
documentation process carried out throughout the development of the project. Furthermore he
would also be contributing in visualization and graphics.
8. Future work:
Now a day’s technology goes to peak point so in future this tool will be developed as Android
app for saving time instead of using on Laptop or PC for Visualization the data analysis.
9. Tools and Technologies:
For any concerned project, we would be using Google Scholar search engine. It would help us to
easily find, read and analyse research work that has already been done. For development of this
project our heavily preferred language is Java where needed but we also used C/C++ and C#
where required. We will also use Microsoft sql databases or Oracle for saving the data which is
extracted from digital libraries. On other hand we are also encourage the use and learn other
IDE’s languages to develop this project.

9. References:
[1].Bergman, C. L. and Furner, J. (2002). Scholarly Communication and Bibliometrics,
Annual Review of Information

[2]. [Online].Available:

[3]. [Online].Available:

[4].Cite Space (2013-2015) Available:

[5]. [Online].Available:

[6].Gap minder (2013), Available:

[7]. [Online].Available:

[8]. Bongshin Lee, Greg Smith, George G Robertson, Mary Czerwinski, Desney S Tan
Exposing Trends and Relationships to Support Sense making within Faceted Datasets
Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009, pp. 1293-1302

[9] Bongshin Lee ,CHI,05 Extended Abstract on Human Factors in Computing Science,
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