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#37 Bibliometric Study of the DAFx Proceedings 1998 - 2009

Brahim Hamadicharef

In this paper we present a bibliometric study of the Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) conference proceedings from 1998 to 2009. Using the online DAFx proceedings, we constructed a DAFx database (LaTeX) to study its bibliometric statistics in terms of research topics, growth of literature, authorship distribution, citation patterns, and frequency distribution of scientific productivity. Results showed that the DAFx literature (with quasi-linear accumulative growth) now consists of 722 contributions (including key notes, papers and posters) from 767 unique authors, from which we identified the 20 top DAFx contributors. Using Google Scholar, we identified that the top 10 most cited DAFx papers (between 43 to 65 times) are in majority (8/10) dealing with sound and music analysis (e.g. extraction of sinusoids, musical genre classification, perceived intensity of music, and musical note onset detection). This study also confirmed that the DAFx literature conforms to the Lokta’s law (n=2.0771 and C=0.6336) at 0.01 level of signifi- cance using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test (KS-test) of goodnessof- fit. The DAFx database will serve as the basis for an Author Cocitation Analysis (ACA) and to create a DAFx conferences archive DVD.
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