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Applications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in COVID-19 Research: A Bibliometric Study

Version 1 : Received: 12 June 2020 / Approved: 14 June 2020 / Online: 14 June 2020 (03:34:22 CEST)

How to cite: Hossain, M.M.; Sarwar, S.A.; McKyer, E.L.J.; Ma, P. Applications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in COVID-19 Research: A Bibliometric Study. Preprints 2020, 2020060161 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0161.v1). Hossain, M.M.; Sarwar, S.A.; McKyer, E.L.J.; Ma, P. Applications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in COVID-19 Research: A Bibliometric Study. Preprints 2020, 2020060161 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0161.v1).

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted health and wellbeing globally. To strengthen preventive and clinical care amid this pandemic, technological innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly used in different contexts. This bibliometric study aimed to assess the current scholarly development and prominent research domains in applications of AI technologies in COVID-19 research. A total of 105 articles were retrieved from MEDLINE database that emphasized on the use of AI in the context of COVID-19. Most articles had multiple authors with a collaboration index of 7.18. Moreover, most of the articles were produced from the USA (22.86%) and China (21.9%), whereas developing countries were underrepresented among the contributing nations. Furthermore, several research domains were identified, including prevention and control, diagnostics, epidemiological characteristics, therapeutics, psychological conditions, and different areas of data sciences related to COVID-19. The current bibliometric evidence shows the early stage of development in this field, which necessitates equitable applications of AI in COVID-19 research emphasizing on health disparities, socio-legal issues, vaccine development, and applied public health research in this pandemic.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; Coronavirus; Artificial intelligence; Machine learning; Data mining

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