What is it about?

Imagine that cities got smart and used cutting-edge technology for everything, from managing traffic to providing public services. It's like having very high-tech and efficient processes in place. This has made things better in many ways, but it has also made security harder in new ways. We need to look at how these smart cities are protected right now to understand and fix these security problems. It's important to think about the risks and come up with good ways to avoid them. The authors of this study suggest using a method known as Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) to look at written materials about smart city security and find hidden links. The LSA collects and organizes important text data, makes a matrix that shows how often certain words appear and uses techniques to make the data easier to understand. This is how LSA can find secret patterns and links between different security ideas. It helps us find similar things, put papers or terms that are similar together, and make pictures of the results. This analysis tells us a lot about how security in smart towns is changing all the time. These findings are very important for people who make decisions, like policymakers, urban planners, and security experts. It helps them stay up-to-date, make decisions based on facts, and make plans ahead of time to keep smart cities safe, private, and able to last. To put it another way, it's like using smart tools to figure out and fix problems with city protection.

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Why is it important?

This work uses Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) as a means to comprehend and tackle security obstacles in smart cities. It facilitates the detection of concealed patterns and linkages in data about smart city security, hence enabling the implementation of efficient preventive measures. This approach facilitates well-informed decision-making for legislators, urban planners, and security professionals. Additionally, it facilitates the implementation of preventive security measures, foreseeing any concerns and resolving them before they escalate into substantial issues. The study also aids in protecting the adoption and execution of intelligent urban infrastructure, guaranteeing the security and durability of these technologies.


The incorporation of sophisticated technologies into urban infrastructure, resulting in the development of smart cities, yields advantages such as enhanced efficiency and quality of life. Nevertheless, security obstacles emerge. Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) can reveal concealed patterns in written information, detecting potential dangers and hidden associations. This strategy is in line with the use of data to make decisions in urban planning and security, allowing politicians to anticipate and address new dangers. Visualization methods can enhance efficient communication and collaboration among stakeholders involved in the advancement of smart cities.

Mr. Shamneesh Sharma
Kalinga, University, Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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This page is a summary of: Horizoning recent trends in the security of smart cities: Exploratory analysis using latent semantic analysis, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, January 2024, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/jifs-235210.
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