Science and Technology Text Mining: Global Technology Watch
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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Global Technology Watch is the assemblage of methodologies, both human-based and computer-based, required to understand the status of science and technology ST globally. Since one important dissemination avenue for ST is its literature, analysis of technical documentation is an important component of Technology Watch. This paper examines the role and utilization of the technical literature in ST development and exploitation. Ready access to the results of all global research performed is required to accomplish the following 1 track research impacts to help identify benefits arising from sponsored research 2 evaluate science and technology programs 3 avoid research duplication 4 identify promising research directions and opportunities 5 perform myriad oversight tasks and, in general, 6 support every step of a strategic research planning, selection, management, and evaluation process that makes optimal use of ST investment resources. In addition, recent counter-terrorism concerns have highlighted the need for ready access to, and analysis of, databases that could link people with institutions and activities. In the ST arena, this requires linking research performers with organizations, countries, and technical areas. 46 refs.
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