Analysis of topics, theories, and methods of information systems research in the past two decades : A knowledge graph approach

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2020 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)978-1-7336325-3-9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS

Conference

Title24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2020)
LocationVirtual conference
PlaceUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period20 - 24 June 2020

Abstract

Understanding the development of research fields is an important task for researchers. Previous studies on analyzing Information Systems (IS) research mainly focus on document level analysis or latent topic analysis. Great expert efforts are required in order to gain useful insights from the analysis. With the increasingly large number of academic publications in the IS field, it is critical to utilize advanced techniques to extract finer knowledge automatically for a better understanding of the field. In this research, we use machine learning methods to automatically construct an IS knowledge graph. The knowledge graph contains research topics, theories, methods, and their relationships extracted from scientific papers published between 1999 and 2018 in eight IS leading journals. We then employ it to analyze IS research at a fine level. A series of examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the knowledge graph approach. This study is the first attempt that uses knowledge graph to analyze IS research and it helps researchers better understand the development of IS field without much human labor.

Research Area(s)

  • Domain analysis, Information systems research, Knowledge graph, Machine learning

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Analysis of topics, theories, and methods of information systems research in the past two decades : A knowledge graph approach. / Deng, Weiwei; Huang, Xiaoming; Yuan, Hui; Ma, Jian; Wang, Gang.

PACIS 2020 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems, 2020. 3 (Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review