Analysing the impact of novel abstraction is a crucial activity, in particular when it comes to middleware research. This applies to the use of reflection in middleware, a paradigm that was proposed 10 years ago. Impact analysis is unfortunately a difficult and multifaceted task. We argue here for a broad and systematic approach based on statistical text analysis. We present preliminary results that demonstrate the potential of this approach to uncover hitherto unsuspected gaps, trends, and relationships between research themes, and hopefully inform the future of reflective middleware research.
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