ISTopic : Understanding information systems research through topic models

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015)
Subtitle of host publicationExploring the Information Frontier
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems (AIS)
Pages1415-1424
ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-1916-0
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Conference

Title2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier (ICIS 2015)
PlaceUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period13 - 16 December 2015

Abstract

What are the fundamental research questions in Information Systems? How do various research topics relate with one another to form the IS research landscape and how do they evolve over time? This study is an initial attempt to answer these questions using topic models to investigate the topics examined by the premier IS journals in 1977-2014. We present an IS Topic Graph that contains 33 research areas, 31 of which are closely connected with one another. Further analyses of this graph reveal how different IS research areas are intertwined to the extent that they are almost inseparable. Looking into IS research at a finer level, we identify 300 research topics, and a chronological analysis reveals a trend of topic diversification and externalization. To guide future research, an intelligent literature search tool called ISTopic is built and is available at http://www.istopic.org for public access.

Research Area(s)

  • Correlated topic model, IS discipline, ISTopic, Latent dirichlet allocation, Topic model

Citation Format(s)

ISTopic : Understanding information systems research through topic models. / Chen, Hailiang; Zhao, J. Leon.

Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015): Exploring the Information Frontier. Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2015. p. 1415-1424.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review