A systematic review on literature-based discovery workflow

Menasha Thilakaratne, Katrina Falkner, Thushari Atapattu
2019 PeerJ Computer Science  
As scientific publication rates increase, knowledge acquisition and the research development process have become more complex and time-consuming. Literature-Based Discovery (LBD), supporting automated knowledge discovery, helps facilitate this process by eliciting novel knowledge by analysing existing scientific literature. This systematic review provides a comprehensive overview of the LBD workflow by answering nine research questions related to the major components of the LBD workflow (i.e.,
more » ... nput, process, output, and evaluation). With regards to the input component, we discuss the data types and data sources used in the literature. The process component presents filtering techniques, ranking/thresholding techniques, domains, generalisability levels, and resources. Subsequently, the output component focuses on the visualisation techniques used in LBD discipline. As for the evaluation component, we outline the evaluation techniques, their generalisability, and the quantitative measures used to validate results. To conclude, we summarise the findings of the review for each component by highlighting the possible future research directions.
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.235 pmid:33816888 pmcid:PMC7924697 fatcat:w3gat4llvfarhbjo2gpfgt4smi