What topic modeling could reveal about the evolution of economics
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The paper presents the topic modeling technique known as Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), a form of text-mining aiming at discovering the hidden (latent) thematic structure in large archives of documents. By applying LDA to the full text of the economics articles stored in the JSTOR database, we show how to construct a map of the discipline over time, and illustrate the potentialities of the technique for the study of the shifting structure of economics in a time of (possible) fragmentation.
|Journal||Journal of Economic Methodology|
|Early online date||18 Oct 2018|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 18 Oct 2018|
- topic modeling, economics as science, economics literature, text analysis