Redefiners of discipline borders: A Bayesian detection method for conceptual changes in scientific knowledge

Ryo Onozuka, Tomohito Yamazaki, Jiro Kokuryo

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Novelty of a scientific paper cannot be evaluated simply by the number of citations it receives. It should be judged, at least in part, by the extent to which it redefines the borders of disciplines. This study proposes a technique to provide some quantitative insight into how concepts presented by a paper generate changes in academic disciplines. The study uses a naïve Bayes classifier to package the developmental processes of knowledge according to the processes of assimilation and accommodation as put forward in Piaget's theory of equilibration and goes on to put to the test this technique in studies of vision in cognitive psychology. Our analysis identifies three types of boundary redefiners, i.e., boundary constructor, boundary spanner and boundary reconstructor which, in association, are seen to strengthen the uniqueness of a given discipline, bridge different disciplines and bring about the emergence of new fields.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
出版社Association for Information Systems
ISBN(電子版)9780996683135
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 1 1
イベント2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
継続期間: 2016 12 112016 12 14

出版物シリーズ

名前2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period16/12/1116/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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