Invited Talk – Early detection of Research Topics

On 2nd of August 2018, I have been invited by Boris Veytsman, Principal Research Scientist at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (formerly Meta), to give a talk about my PhD work.

Differently from my previous talk to the ORNL group, I had the opportunity to describe my doctoral work more comprehensively.

More specifically, I initially showed what is available in the state of the art regarding the evolution of science and how new research topics usually emerge. Then, I showed them with details my initial study (published on PeerJ) and Augur (published at JCDL 2018) for the effective prediction of new emerging trends.



Here are the slides I used to present my work:





  1. Salatino, Angelo A., Francesco Osborne, and Enrico Motta. How are topics born? Understanding the research dynamics preceding the emergence of new areas.” PeerJ Computer Science3 (2017): e119.
  2. Salatino, Angelo, Francesco Osborne, and Enrico Motta. “AUGUR: Forecasting the Emergence of New Research Topics.” JCDL’18: The 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. ACM, Fort Worth, TX, USA, 2018.
  3. Salatino, Angelo A., Thiviyan Thanapalasingam, Andrea Mannocci, Francesco Osborne, and Enrico Motta. “The Computer Science Ontology: A Large-Scale Taxonomy of Research Areas.” In ISWC 2018, Monterey, CA, USA.
  4. Osborne, F. and Motta, E.: “Klink-2: integrating multiple web sources to generate semantic topic networks.” In ISWC 2015, Bethlehem, PA, USA