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Nano Mapper: an Internet knowledge mapping system for nanotechnology development

Li, Xin and Hu, Daning and Dang, Yan and Chen, Hsinchun and Roco, Mihail C. and Larson, Catherine A. and Chan, Joyce (2009) Nano Mapper: an Internet knowledge mapping system for nanotechnology development. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (3). pp. 529-552.

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Abstract

Nanotechnology research has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Advances in information technology enable efficient investigation of publications, their contents, and relationships for large sets of nanotechnology-related documents in order to assess the status of the field. This paper presents the development of a new knowledge mapping system, called Nano Mapper (http://nanomapper.eller.arizona.edu), which integrates the analysis of nanotechnology patents and research grants into a Web-based platform. The Nano Mapper system currently contains nanotechnology-related patents for 1976–2006 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), and Japan Patent Office (JPO), as well as grant documents from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for the same time period. The system provides complex search functionalities, and makes available a set of analysis and visualization tools (statistics, trend graphs, citation networks, and content maps) that can be applied to different levels of analytical units (countries, institutions, technical fields) and for different time intervals. The paper shows important nanotechnology patenting activities at USPTO for 2005–2006 identified through the Nano Mapper system.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4233
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 09:44
Last Modified:08 May 2009 23:52

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