Revealing Themes and Trends in the Knowledge Domain’s Intellectual Structure

  • Tsung Teng Chen
  • Maria R. Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4303)


Thousands of academic papers related to scientific research appear every year, and the accumulated literatures over the years are voluminous. It may be very helpful to be able to visualize the entire body of scientific knowledge, and to be able to track the latest developments in the science and technology fields. However, to make knowledge visualizations clear and easy to interpret are very challenging tasks. This paper draws on a vast amount of knowledge management related citations to reveal the main themes and trends of this particular research field. It aims to help researchers to grasp the research focus and trends in knowledge management, which are hard to discern due to the sheer amount of relevant literatures. It also helps novice researchers gain useful and instant insights into the most important literatures in their chosen field of research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsung Teng Chen
    • 1
  • Maria R. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ManagementNational Taipei UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Information ManagementShih Chien UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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