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Saturday, May 19
Data Science
Data Science and Machine Learning in Naval Applications
Sat, May 19, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom G

NLP-assisted Scientometric Horizon Scanning (304366)

*Stuart Bingham, NSWCDD AM&DA, Code A43 

Keywords: natural language processing, scientometric horizon scanning

Thorough assessments of evolving areas of interest in science and technology require scalable methods of scientometric horizon scanning to trace flows of ideas through vast collections of documents. This article investigates the scalability of a direct approach to scientometric horizon scanning which enlists methods of natural language processing (NLP) at low computational cost to trace usage, modification, and contextual association of noun phrases. Findings demonstrate the simplicity, efficacy, and scalability of this direct, NLP-assisted approach to scientometric horizon scanning.