Seeding the survey and analysis of research literature with text mining

Dursun Delen, Martin D. Crossland

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Text mining is a semi-automated process of extracting knowledge from a large amount of unstructured data. Given that the amount of unstructured data being generated and stored is increasing rapidly, the need for automated means to process it is also increasing. In this study, we present, discuss and evaluate the techniques used to perform text mining on collections of textual information. A case study is presented using text mining to identify clusters and trends of related research topics from three major journals in the management information systems field. Based on the findings of this case study, it is proposed that this type of analysis could potentially be valuable for researchers in any field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1720
Number of pages14
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Categorization
  • Classification
  • Clustering
  • Data mining
  • Information extraction
  • Literature survey
  • Text mining


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