Literature-based Discovery for Landscape Planning

David Marasco, Ilya Tyagin, Justin Sybrandt, James H. Spencer, Ilya Safro
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (cs.AI)
2023-06-04 16:00:00
This project demonstrates how medical corpus hypothesis generation, a knowledge discovery field of AI, can be used to derive new research angles for landscape and urban planners. The hypothesis generation approach herein consists of a combination of deep learning with topic modeling, a probabilistic approach to natural language analysis that scans aggregated research databases for words that can be grouped together based on their subject matter commonalities; the word groups accordingly form topics that can provide implicit connections between two general research terms. The hypothesis generation system AGATHA was used to identify likely conceptual relationships between emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and deforestation, with the objective of providing landscape planners guidelines for productive research directions to help them formulate research hypotheses centered on deforestation and EIDs that will contribute to the broader health field that asserts causal roles of landscape-level issues. This research also serves as a partial proof-of-concept for the application of medical database hypothesis generation to medicine-adjacent hypothesis discovery.
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