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The Concept Pages tell you everything you need to know about an Inspec subject classification code.
All Inspec articles are assigned several 'controlled terms' – subject keywords – which the article is about. Additionally, several 'subject classification codes' are assigned, which are generally more specific than controlled terms, and also place it on a detailed hierarchy - differentiating between, for example 'Statistics' for differential geometry, within Physics, or 'statistics' for Electrical Engineering, or Computing, or Mechanical Engineering. This contextualisation gives far greater meaning to a keyword than just a single controlled term.
Understanding the view
- The subject classification you are currently viewing.
- This line graph shows the number of articles indexed with your selected subject classification over time. Hover over each point to see the number of articles.
- This tile shows the number of articles indexed under your selected subject classification.
- This line graph shows the change of research output as a percentage between the selected years.
- These tiles show the other controlled terms and subject classifications that are frequently applied alongside your selected subject. The number shows how many articles are indexed under both terms and the bar indicates this as a proportion. Click on a term to jump to its Concept Page.
- The top organisations tile shows which organisation have published the most articles in your selected subject. The ranking is based on number of articles indexed in Inspec.
- The Journals and Conferences tiles show which journals and conferences have published the most articles on this concept.
- The Related controlled terms tile shows other related terms that may also be of interest.
- The Related subject classifications tiles show the "parent" subject (less specific), "siblings" (related subjects) and "child" subjects (more specific). Click on a subject to jump to the Concept Page for that subject.