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Application of artificial intelligence to Covid-19: A scientometric analysis of global publications

LIBRARY HERALD Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 1 First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 12) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00001.X

Application of artificial intelligence to Covid-19: A scientometric analysis of global publications during 2020–21

Elango B.1, Gupta B.M.2 1IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India 2Formerly with CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, India

Abstract The paper examines global 1142 research publications in the field of “Application of Artificial Intelligence to Covid-19” during 2020–21, using publication data indexed in Scopus database. It assesses and evaluates the research performance of this theme based on quantitative and qualitative indicators. 1142 global papers have cited 7673 times, articles involving 87 countries, 2089 organisations and 5069 authors. Global research comes from 542 different sources. Research has observed that the United States and India lead the world, accounting for 21.54% and 19.53%share in global publications and citations respectively. The study tracks key research organisations, authors, research areas and most significant keywords, cited papers, and productive sources. The study also presents a visual map of a collaborative network involving key countries, institutions, authors, and important keywords in this domain.

Keywords Covid-19, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Global publications, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics.

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