How are topics born? Understanding the research dynamics preceding the emergence of new areas

@article{Salatino2016HowAT,
  title={How are topics born? Understanding the research dynamics preceding the emergence of new areas},
  author={Angelo Antonio Salatino and Francesco Osborne and Enrico Motta},
  journal={PeerJ PrePrints},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={e2306}
}
The ability to promptly recognise new research trends is strategic for many stakeholders, including universities, institutional funding bodies, academic publishers and companies. While the literature describes several approaches which aim to identify the emergence of new research topics early in their lifecycle, these rely on the assumption that the topic in question is already associated with a number of publications and consistently referred to by a community of researchers. Hence, detecting… CONTINUE READING

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