The rapid increase in scientific publications makes it difficult for researchers to keep up with the latest literature and to explore new research directions. The literature-based discovery (LBD) systems aim to resolve this issue by bridging literatures from disparate fields to assist researchers in knowledge discovery and the formulation and testing of research hypotheses. Previous studies have focused mainly on evaluating the efficacy of LBD systems by replicating historical LBD events. The usability of LBD systems has been under-researched, which partly explains the low adoption of the systems. This paper presents a survey study that evaluates the usability of a LBD system for knowledge discovery and hypothesis refinement, and also investigates factors affecting its adoption among biomedical researchers in Sarawak, Malaysia. The findings suggest that the adoption of the LBD system is related to their perceived usefulness and perceived difficulty in interacting with the user interface features of the system.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|