The purpose of this study was to propose a multi-layer topic map analysis using co-word analysis of informetrics with Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map (GHSOM). The topic map illustrated the delicate intertwining of subject areas and provided a more explicit illustration of the concepts within each subject area. We applied GHSOM, a text-mining Neural Networks tool, to obtain a hierarchical topic map. After taking up one example of altruism in evaluation, we suggest that topic map may disclose some important facts from a whole bunch of data.
International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications,5(3),355-363