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Main Path Analysis to Filter Unbiased Literature

Muhammad Umair1, Fiaz Majeed1, Muhammad Shoaib2, Muhammad Qaiser Saleem3, Mohmmed S. Adrees3, Abdelrahman Elsharif Karrar4, Shahzada Khurram5, Muhammad Shafiq6,*, Jin-Ghoo Choi6

1 Department of Information Technology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, 50700, Pakistan
2 Department of Computer Science, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
3 College of Computer Science and Information Technology, Al Baha University, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
4 College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Al-Madinah, Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
5 Faculty of Computing, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, 63100, Pakistan
6 Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, 38541, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Muhammad Shafiq. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: New Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Deep learning for Instrumentation, Sensors, and Robotics)

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 32(2), 1179-1194.


Citations are references used by researchers to recognize the contributions of researchers in their articles. Citations can be used to discover hidden patterns in the research domain, and can also be used to perform various analyses in data mining. Citation analysis is a quantitative method to identify knowledge dissemination and influence papers in any research area. Citation analysis involves multiple techniques. One of the most commonly used techniques is Main Path Analysis (MPA). According to the specific use of MPA, it has evolved into various variants. Currently, MPA is carried out in different domains, but deep learning in the field of remote sensing has not yet been considered. In this paper, we have used three centrality attributes which are Degree, Betweenness and Closeness centrality to automatically identify important papers by applying clustering method based on machine learning (i.e., K-means). In addition, the main path is drawn from important papers and compared with existing manual methods. In order to conduct experiments, a data set from Web of Science (WOS) has been established, which contains 538 papers in the field of deep learning. Compared with existing works, our method provides the most relevant papers on the main path.


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APA Style
Umair, M., Majeed, F., Shoaib, M., Saleem, M.Q., Adrees, M.S. et al. (2022). Main path analysis to filter unbiased literature. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 32(2), 1179-1194.
Vancouver Style
Umair M, Majeed F, Shoaib M, Saleem MQ, Adrees MS, Karrar AE, et al. Main path analysis to filter unbiased literature. Intell Automat Soft Comput . 2022;32(2):1179-1194
IEEE Style
M. Umair et al., "Main Path Analysis to Filter Unbiased Literature," Intell. Automat. Soft Comput. , vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1179-1194. 2022.

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