- Volume 10 Issue 2
The purpose of this study was to perform a convergence study for the investigation of the trend of research topics related to thyroid cancer in Korea. We collected related research papers from DBpia and employed LDA-based topic model. In result, we identified four research topics, each of which concerns "Surgery", "Disease aggressiveness", "Survival analysis", and "Well-being of patients". With multinomial logistic regression, we found significant time trend, where "Surgery"-related topic was popular before 2000, topics regarding "Disease aggressiveness" and "Survival analysis" were frequently addressed in the 2000s, and "Survival analysis" and especially "Well-being of patients" have been pursued since 2010. The findings would serve as a reference guide for research directions. Future work may examine whether the recent change in research topics is observed in other diseases.
convergence study;thyroid cancer;research topic;latent Dirichlet allocation;multinomial logistic;well-being of patients