Exploring machine learning: A bibliometric general approach using SciMAT

Juan Rincon-Patino, Gustavo Ramirez-Gonzalez, Juan Carlos Corrales
2018 F1000Research  
Machine learning is becoming increasingly important for companies and the scientific community. In this study, we perform a bibliometric analysis on machine learning research, in order to provide an overview of the scientific work during the period 2007-2017 in this area and to show trends that could be the basis for future developments in the field. Methods: This study is carried out using the SciMAT tool based on results extracted from Scopus. This analysis shows the strategic diagrams of
more » ... ution and a set of thematic networks. The results provide information on broad tendencies of machine learning. Results: The results show that SciMAT is a useful tool to carry out a science mapping analysis, and emphasizes the premise that machine learning has boundless applications and will continue to be an interesting research field in the future. Conclusions: Some of the conclusions exposed in this study show that classification algorithms have been widely studied and represent a relevant tool for generating different machine learning applications. Nonetheless, regression algorithms are becoming increasingly important in the scientific community, allowing the generation of solutions to predict diseases, sales, and yields, for example.
doi:10.12688/f1000research.15620.1 fatcat:q7h335tlrfdujl3d4uwtirehta