Accession Number : ADA451571


Title :   Structure of the Anthrax Research Literature


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Kostoff, Ronald N ; Morse, Stephen A ; Oncu, Serkan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a451571.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 266


Abstract : Text mining was used to extract technical intelligence from the open source global anthrax research literature. An anthrax-focused query was applied to the Science Citation Index/ Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) (SCI, 2006) databases. The anthrax research literature infrastructure (prolific authors, key journals/ institutions/ countries, most cited authors/ journals/ documents) was obtained using bibliometrics, and the anthrax research literature technical structure (hierarchical taxonomy) was obtained using computational linguistics/ document clustering. A novel addition was the use of author and institution auto-correlation maps to show co-publishing networks, and the use of author-phrase and institution-phrase cross-correlation maps to show author and institution networks based on use of common terminology (proxy for common interests).


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , *ANTHRAX , *SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE , *BACILLUS ANTHRACIS , DATA BASES , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS , BIOTERRORISM , TAXONOMY , PERIODICALS , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , HIERARCHIES , CLUSTERING


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE