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The Sci2 Tool supports the analysis of evolving networks. For this study, load Alessandro Vespignani's publication history from ISI, which can be downloaded from Thomson's Web of Science or loaded from 'yoursci2directory/sampledata/scientometrics/isi/AlessandroVespignani.isi'using 'File > Load and Clean ISI File' and select 'ISI scholarly format' in the Load window. Slice the data into five year intervals from 1990-2006 using 'Preprocessing > Temporal > Slice Table by Time' and the following parameters:

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Load the file 'yoursci2directory/sampledata/scientometrics/isi/FourNetSciResearchers.isi' using 'File > Load and Clean ISI File.' Choose "ISI scholarly format" in the pop-up 'Load' window. A table of all records and a table of 361 records with unique ISI ids will appear in the Data Manager. In this "clean" file, each original record now has a "Cite Me As" attribute that is constructed from the first author, publication year (PY), journal abbreviation (J9), volume (VL), and beginning page (BP) fields of its ISI record. This "Cite Me As" attribute will be used when matching paper and reference records.

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Load the file 'yoursci2directory/sampledata/scientometrics/isi/FourNetSciResearchers.isi' using 'File > Load and Clean ISI File.' Choose "ISI scholarly format" in the pop-up 'Load' window. A table of all records and a table of 361 records with unique ISI ids will appear in the Data Manager.

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Load the file 'yoursci2directory/sampledata/scientometrics/isi/FourNetSciResearchers.isi' using 'File > Load and Clean ISI File.' Choose "ISI scholarly format" in the pop-up 'Load' window. A table of all records and a table of 361 records with unique ISI ids will appear in the Data Manager.

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Once again load 'yoursci2directory/sampledata/scientometrics/isi/FourNetSciResearchers.isi', this time using 'File > Load' instead of 'File > Load and Clean ISI File.' . Choose 'ISI database' from the load window. Right-click to view the database schema:

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