Article d’une revue nationale ou internationale répertoriée par le HCERES (ACL)QUONIAM L., BALME F., ROSTAING H., GIRAUD E. & DOU J.-M. (1998). "Bibliometric law used for information retrieval". Scientometrics, 41 (1-2), p. 83-91
Zipf’s law was used to qualify all the key-words of documents in a data set. This qualification was used to build a graphical representation of the resulting indicator in each document. The graphical resolution leads to a document dispatch in a three dimensional space. This graphical representation was used as an information retrieval tool without using any keyword. The presentation of a case study is internet available. The graph is drawn in Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) allowing a dynamic picture which is linked to a Database Management System (FreeWais). The experimentation was drawn to get a first impression of documents data set by querying without any keyword.