Identifying technological convergence among emerging technologies in cybersecurity is crucial for advancing science and fostering innovation. Unlike previous studies focusing on the binary relationship between a paper and the concept it attributes to technology, our approach utilizes attribution scores to enhance the relationships between research papers, combining keywords, citation rates, and collaboration status with specific technological concepts. The proposed method integrates text mining and bibliometric analyses to formulate and predict technological proximity indices for encryption technologies using the “OpenAlex” catalog. Our case study findings highlight a significant convergence between blockchain and public-key cryptography, evidenced by the increasing proximity indices. These results offer valuable strategic insights for those contemplating investments in these domains.

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  title = {Measuring Technological Convergence in Encryption Technologies with Proximity Indices: A Text Mining and Bibliometric Analysis using OpenAlex},
  author={Tavazzi, Alessandro and {Percia David}, Dimitri and Jang-Jaccard, Julian and Mermoud, Alain},
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