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Structuring technological information for technology roadmapping: Data mining approach

Yoon, B and Phaal, R (2013) Structuring technological information for technology roadmapping: Data mining approach. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 25. pp. 1119-1137. ISSN 0953-7325

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Most research on technology roadmapping has focused on its practical applications and the development of methods to enhance its operational process. Thus, despite a demand for well-supported, systematic information, little attention has been paid to how/which information can be utilised in technology roadmapping. Therefore, this paper aims at proposing a methodology to structure technological information in order to facilitate the process. To this end, eight methods are suggested to provide useful information for technology roadmapping: summary, information extraction, clustering, mapping, navigation, linking, indicators and comparison. This research identifies the characteristics of significant data that can potentially be used in roadmapping, and presents an approach to extracting important information from such raw data through various data mining techniques including text mining, multi-dimensional scaling and K-means clustering. In addition, this paper explains how this approach can be applied in each step of roadmapping. The proposed approach is applied to develop a roadmap of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to illustrate the process practically. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: data mining structuring technological information technology roadmapping
Depositing User: Cron job
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 13:42
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2015 05:18
DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2013.832744