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The evolutionary pattern of language in scientific writings: A case study of Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society (1665–1869)

Kun Sun; Haitao Liu; Wenxin Xiong;
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  • Published: 17 Dec 2020 Journal: Scientometrics, volume 126, issue 2, pages 1,695-1,724 (issn: 0138-9130, eissn: 1588-2861, Copyright policy)
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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Scientific writings, as one essential part of human culture, have evolved over centuries into their current form. Knowing how scientific writings evolved is particularly helpful in understanding how trends in scientific culture developed. It also allows us to better understand how scientific culture was interwoven with human culture generally. The availability of massive digitized texts and the progress in computational technologies today provide us with a convenient and credible way to discern the evolutionary patterns in scientific writings by examining the diachronic linguistic changes. The linguistic changes in scient...
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free text keywords: General Social Sciences, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, Scientometrics, Professionalization, Scientific discourse, Concreteness, Merge (version control), Epistemology, Scientific culture, Quantitative methodology, History, Human culture
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  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 742545
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG
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