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How is 'recency score' (RS) calculated?

Data calculation: copyright image, used under license from shutterstock.com

The 'recency score' of a tag on this site is calculated as the percentage of articles published in the last 52 weeks tagged with a specified term.

On this basis, recency scores range from 100 to 0:

  • 100 indicates that all references to a specified term occur within the most recent year
  • scores between 99 and 1 indicate relative proportions of references to a specified term occurring within the most recent year
  • 0 indicates that no references to a specified term occur within the most recent year

As such, recency score highlights emerging terms in discussion and it provide one of two key measures contributing to trending factor.

Note: 'bands of recency' charts provide more statistics on time-bands associated with a specific term. You can find 'bands of recency' statistics by following chart links  in overviews of keywords, organisations, and projects.

Screenshot: Top ten tags by recency score


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