A new report from the National Research Council’s Advisory Council on Novel Metrics has found that novel manuscript grids are “anomaly-prone”, and are therefore not well suited to statistical analysis.
“Clavicular ligament (CL) hyperplasia (HPL) is an emerging problem, and is a major challenge for statistical analysis,” the report states.
“The NCI’s Expert Panel on Novelmetrics recommends that novel metrics be implemented to identify novel manuscript clusters and report novel data points to the public.”
The NCN recommends that these metrics be developed and implemented to provide real-time statistical analysis on novel data sets.
“In an accompanying article, the NCN states that while it is not clear how novel metrics can be used to identify clavicular and ligamentous ligaments in the human body, “clavicular hyperplasticity (CLH) is often associated with HPL, and the NCI recommends that authors report novel metrics to support their statistical analysis.
“The NCN also advises that novel manuscripts should be considered in statistical models as an example of novel data.
The NCS has since published an updated report in 2017, with a focus on novel manuscript data and the role novel metrics play in the analysis of novel dataset.
The National Research Bank (NBR) has published an open access article on novel metrics, which includes several examples of novel manuscript datasets that the NBR recommends authors use in their statistical analyses.
The article is titled ‘NBR Expert Panel recommends that new novel metrics should be implemented’ and provides examples of the types of novel datasets that NBR recommendations should include.
Among the examples are the following:A novel dataset containing 10,000 randomly sampled articles, for which each article was annotated using an algorithm based on its text, the type of content it contained, the number of citations, and other information.
A novel manuscript dataset containing 100,000 papers in a single text that is annotated with the same annotation algorithm and content information, but the data is split into several papers.
A paper is split based on the number and type of citations it received.
A paper containing 1,000 articles in a corpus, which is annotates with a particular algorithm and text that the authors have annotated.
The data are split into multiple papers.
A study that uses novel metrics for both descriptive and quantitative analysis of a dataset.
A review of the paper by the authors is used to help evaluate the data for the meta-analysis.
In addition to the recommendations for novel metrics from the NCS, the NBU has also recently published a series of recommendations for the statistical modeling of novel corpora.
This series of reports was published in June 2018, and recommends that “any statistical model incorporating novel metrics must be written in a robust and reproducible way”.
A number of issues are highlighted in the Nbu’s new report, including:There is no clear indication that novel datasets are suitable for statistical modeling, and it is difficult to determine whether or not novel metrics are best applied to datasets that contain thousands of papers.
This is not surprising, as the NCNS Expert Panel was formed in response to novel datasets being included in meta-analyses.
This is also a problem for authors, as many of the authors cited in the report are authors who have used novel metrics.
The authors who are cited in this report were all members of the NCNP.
This may be one reason that the NCNB report was written in such a short time frame.
The NBU is still in the process of publishing its report, and this article is still being revised.