Understanding trends is helpful to identify future behaviors in the field, and the roles of people, places, and institutions in setting those trends. Although traditional clustering strategies can group articles into topics, these techniques do not focus on topics over limited timescales; additionally, even when articles are grouped, the generated results are extensive and difficult to navigate. To address these concerns, we create an interactive dashboard that helps an expert in the field to better understand and quantify trends in their area of research. Trend detection is performed using the time-biased document clustering introduced in Behpour et al. (2021) study. The developed and freely available web application enables users to detect well defined trending topics in financial journals by experimenting with various levels of temporal bias - from detecting short-timescale trends to allowing those trends to spread over longer times. Experts can readily drill down into the identified topics to understand their meaning through keywords, example articles, and time range. Overall, the interactive dashboard will allow experts in the field to sift through the vast literature to identify the concepts, people, places, and institutions most critical to the field.
Phan, Ngoc; Madali, Nayana Pampapura; Behpour, Sahar & Xiao, Ting
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