Big data and business: Tech mining to capture business interests and activities around big data

Ying Huang, Jan Youtie, Alan L. Porter, Douglas K R Robinson, Scott W. Cunningham, Donghua Zhu

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Abstract

Innovations around "Big Data" can be characterized in terms of rapid technology development and deployment dynamics. For this purpose, combining "tech mining" (extraction of usable intelligence) from publication and patent databases with tech mining of business-related databases can elucidate activities and interests of business communities regarding Big Data innovation pathways. In this paper, we focus on commercially oriented databases - ABI/INFORM as a source from which to extract business intents. We select the database to help gauge "hot topics" in industry with regard to Big Data. Our results show that certain types of firms can be clustered into thematic groups relating to Big Data discussions and activities. In the paper we demonstrate that such analyses can illuminate themes being pursued by businesses. Like social media analyses, this text mining can provide useful intelligence to inform more in-depth investigation mobilizing other data sources and techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conferences on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2016, Social Computing and Networking, SocialCom 2016 and Sustainable Computing and Communications, SustainCom 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages145-150
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509039364
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2016, 9th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking, SocialCom 2016 and 2016 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications, SustainCom 2016 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 8 Oct 201610 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2016, 9th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking, SocialCom 2016 and 2016 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications, SustainCom 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period8/10/1610/10/16

Keywords

  • Big data
  • Commercial database
  • Network analysis
  • ProQuest
  • Tech mining

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