Applied Intelligence

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 449–462 | Cite as

Bibliometric analysis on the evolution of applied intelligence

  • Dejian Yu
  • Zeshui XuEmail author
  • Hamido Fujita


The Applied Intelligence (APIN) published its first issue in 1991 and it is one of the important academic journals in the field of computer science. This study aims to examine the structure and citation landscape as well as the evolution of the APIN journal based on all the APIN articles included in web of science core collection database. Research results of this study including the author characteristics, manuscript characteristics, productive and influential institutions and countries. Various kinds of networks are provided to visualize the complex relationships from different perspectives, including institutions and countries. The co-occurrence network and detection of the bursting keywords are used to explore the research hotspots in the APIN journal. The main advantage of this study is that it provides a comprehensive and objective view of the APIN journal. This study is very helpful for scholars to grasp the content structure and development process of APIN journal. It is also valuable for scholars in the field of artificial intelligence to identify the research hotspots in this field.


Bibliometric analysis Citation structure Applied intelligence Keywords co-occurrence Burst detection 



This work was supported by the project of philosophy and Social Science in Zhejiang (No. 16NDJC159YB), the China National Natural Science Foundation (Nos. 71771155, 71571123), the Zhejiang Science & Technology Plan of China (No. 2015C33024), and the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No. LY17G010007).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolNanjing Audit UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.School of Computer and SoftwareNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  4. 4.Faculty of Software and Information ScienceIwate Prefectural UniversityIwateJapan

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