Frontiers of Data and Computing ›› 2019, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (2): 121-134.doi: 10.11871/jfdc.issn.2096-742X.2019.02.011

Special Issue: “人工智能”专刊

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The Frontiers and Trends of Artificial Intelligence Research — An Analysis Based on Burst Term Detection on Journal Articles

Tang Chuan1,3,*(),Qin Xiaolin2,Li Ruonan3,Wang Huiyong4   

  1. 1. Chengdu Library and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
    2. Chengdu Institute of Computer Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
    3. Department of Library, Information and Archives Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    4. School of Mathematics and Computing Science, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, Guangxi 541004, China
  • Received:2019-09-25 Online:2019-12-20 Published:2020-01-15
  • Contact: Tang Chuan E-mail:tangc@clas.ac.cn

Abstract:

[Objective] This paper investigates the frontiers and trends of artificial intelligence research between 2006 and 2019. [Coverage] 28862 articles published between 2006 and 2019 in Class A and Class B journals recommend by China Computer Federation were studied. [Methods] By means of burst term detection on a large number of articles and content analysis on a few articles, this paper investigates the frontiers and trends of artificial intelligence research. [Results] 20 major frontier research topics between 2006 and 2019 were detected, which could be summarized in three development stages. The emergence of frontier research topics has been accelerating in recent 5 years. [Limitations] The coverage of content analysis is not broad enough; the data and information only considers journal research articles; the tool and algorithm employed still have some limitations. [Conclusions] The emergence of frontier research topics of artificial intelligence are accelerated towards more sophisticated problems, enhancing diversity of research topic.

Key words: artificial intelligence, frontier research topics, burst term, content analysis