COVID-19 Literature Topic-Based Search via Hierarchical NMFDownload PDF

Sep 04, 2020 (edited Oct 10, 2020)EMNLP 2020 Workshop NLP-COVID SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Abstract: A dataset of COVID-19-related scientific literature is compiled, combining the articles from several online libraries and selecting those with open access and full text available. Then, hierarchical nonnegative matrix factorization is used to organize literature related to the novel coronavirus into a tree structure that allows researchers to search for relevant literature based on detected topics. We discover eight major latent topics and 52 granular subtopics in the body of literature, related to vaccines, genetic structure and modeling of the disease and patient studies, as well as related diseases and virology. In order that our tool may help current researchers, an interactive website is created that organizes available literature using this hierarchical structure.
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