Modeling of research topic evolution associated with social networks of researchers

Wei Liang, Zixian Lu, Qun Jin, Yonghua Xiong, Min Wu

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Abstract

Understanding research topic evolution in a specific field is important to learn the temporal structure and latent research trends. Although research works in terms of topic analysis have been developed for many years, it is still difficult to well understand the topic evolution due to the limitation of the bibliographical data which does not consider the researchers' profiles and their social networks. In this study, to analyze the underlying research topic evolution and facilitate the scientific collaborations for researchers, a novel topic evolution model based on the analysis of researchers' social networks is built. Specifically, the researchers' co-authorships associated with their latent social networks are analyzed. A research topic tracking method is then developed to track the topic evolutions and analyze the research lifecycle for the latent scientific teams. The derived results can help users to discover the major research trends for specific fields. And the tracked statuses of the corresponding scientific groups are illustrated in different lifecycle stages, which is useful for the search of research trends or finding of collaboration opportunity according to researchers' different requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015
EditorsJianhua Ma, Ali Li, Huansheng Ning, Laurence T. Yang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1169-1174
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467372114
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 20
EventProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2015 Aug 102015 Aug 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015

Other

OtherProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period15/8/1015/8/14

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Research lifecycle
  • Social network
  • Topic evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Health Informatics

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