Entity linking systems for literature reviews

Mauricio Marrone, Sascha Lemke, Lutz M. Kolbe

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Computer-assisted methods and tools can help researchers automate the coding process of literature reviews and accelerate the literature review process. However, existing approaches for coding textual data do not account for lexical ambiguity; that is, instances in which individual words have multiple meanings. To counter this, we developed a method to conduct rapid and comprehensive analyses of diverse literature types. Our method uses entity linking and keyword analysis and is embedded into a literature review framework. Next, we apply the framework to review the literature on digital disruption and digital transformation. We outline the method’s advantages and its applicability to any research topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3857-3878
Number of pages22
Issue number7
Early online date28 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

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  • Bibliometric methods
  • Entity annotation
  • Named entity recognition
  • Science mapping
  • Systematic literature review
  • Systematic mapping
  • Word-sense disambiguation


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