| || Structure of the Anthrax Research Literature
Author : Kostoff, Ronald N.;Morse, Stephen A.;Oncu, Serkan
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:58(5) ; 2008 ; pp 678-685
Keywords : Anthrax;Taxonomy;Clustering;Computational linguistics;Citation analysis;Bibliometrics;Text mining;Information technology;Biosecurity;Biodefence;Biological weapons;Bioweapons;Biowarfare;Bioterrorism;Anthraxin;Bacillus anthracis
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.