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ⓘ Science of Science Tool, Sci2. The Science of Science Tool is a modular toolset specifically designed for the study of science. It supports the temporal, geospa ..




                                     

ⓘ Science of Science Tool (Sci2)

The Science of Science Tool is a modular toolset specifically designed for the study of science. It supports the temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of datasets at the micro, meso, and macro levels. Users of the tool can:

Access science datasets online or load their own.

Perform different types of analysis with the most effective algorithms available.

Use different visualizations to interactively explore and understand specific datasets.

Share datasets and algorithms across scientific boundaries.

                                     

1. Overview

The Sci2 Tool is built on the Cyberinfrastructure Shell CIShell, an open source software framework for the easy integration and utilization of datasets, algorithms, tools, and computing resources developed by the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. CIShell is based on the OSGi R4 Specification and Equinox implementation. Sci2 usage is detailed in the Sci2 Manual and taught in the Information Visualization MOOC.

                                     

2.1. Sci2 Details Supported data sources

Data formats that are currently supported on the Sci2 platform:

Bibtex.bib

TreeML.xml

CSV *.csv

Edgelist.edge

Endnote Export Format.enw

GraphML.xml or.graphml

ISI *.isi

NSF csv format.nsf

NSF format.nsf

Pajek *.net

Scopus format *.scopus

XGMML.xml

NWB.nwb

Pajek Matrix.mat

                                     

2.2. Sci2 Details Functionality

Loading Data:Load a supported file format for preparation, analysis, or visualization.

Data Preparation: Extract networks from raw data or update currently existing networks by merging nodes and removing duplicates.

Processing: Clean data for analysis and visualization.

Analysis: Employ a variety of advanced analysis algorithms for temporal, topical, geospatial, and network data.

Modeling: Graph generation with aging, scaling, random, and other specifications.

Visualization: Visualize temporal, topical, geospatial, and network data.

                                     

2.3. Sci2 Details Sci2 Development

The CNS Center and Sci2 developers encourage users to modify and develop plugins and functionality for the tool. The entire platform is open-source and the source code can be downloaded from the SVN repository, see instructions at.