Astrobiology Integrative Research FrameworkThe goal of the AIRFrame project is to assess the extent to which publications by NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) researchers demonstrate actual and potential interdisciplinarity.
We have developed and tested several data mining techniques to cluster research publications and NAI report documents to identify implicit interdisciplinary connections, and are comparing the results of our clustering studies with the goals of the Astrobiology Roadmap in order to develop a scalable, data-driven method of identifying and measuring interdisciplinary research across all NAI teams.
This project directly addresses two elements of the NAI’s core mission:
Current work areas:
For more information on this project please visit our Wiki site.