Analysis of academic activity patterns in academic literature

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  • Jana Diesner
  • Vetle Torvik

The project team will work on extracting key concepts from scholarly publications and explore techniques for building a taxonomy of extracted concepts by leveraging open knowledge bases (e.g., Wikipedia). The outcome of this process will be evaluated for various science and technology knowledge platform-based analysis services. The techniques, which reduce semantic ambiguity, will analyze conceptual novelty and expertise of researchers / research institutes across time, leading to a better understanding of the evolution of scientific domains in a scholarly community. The research will also lead to the development of open source tools to allow this research work to be replicated.

Funding Agencies

  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information – $25,000.00