Language plays a very vital role in any human community-school, company, organization, group, home etc. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from multiple institutions — including the University of Washington — has received a two-year $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study coral growth. The algorithms are applied to all publications with WoS-types ‘article’ and ‘letter’ that are cited at least once in the first 2 years after publication.
The algorithms reduce the number of publications in the dataset by 94%, while at the same time the number of ‘breakthrough by proxy’ publications decreases by 47%. Hesse, M., 1966, Models and Analogies in Science, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. Such work could help scientists better sniff out the role of olfactory bulbs in human smelling, and may lead to treatments to help people with anosmia regain the ability to smell.
Thagard, P., 1984, Conceptual Combination and Scientific Discovery”, PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 1984(1): 3-12. At the same time you might lose respect from the other people who value the news and current affairs more.
Experienced public relations agencies have formulation press releases into which they can plug the company news, as well as a targeted list of publications for their industry. Of these 22 publications, 16 are covered in our validation dataset, of which 8 were identified by at least one of our algorithms: a 50% hit rate.
Our algorithms remove to a large extent those publications from a dataset that are considered not to be potential breakthroughs and the algorithms are able to detect, early on, publications that later show to be high-impact publications. Publications that are selected by the algorithms are to be considered ‘potential’ breakthroughs as long as experts have not yet drawn the conclusion whether the scientific discovery is or is not an actual breakthrough.