Advances in Social Network Analysis

Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Author: Stanley Wasserman,Joseph Galaskiewicz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803943032

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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In this book, leading methodologists address the issue of how effectively to apply the latest developments in social network analysis to behavioural and social science disciplines. Topics examined include: ways to specify the network contents to be studied; how to select the method for representing network structures; how social network analysis has been used to study interorganizational relations via the resource dependence model; how to use a contact matrix for studying the spread of disease in epidemiology; and how cohesion and structural equivalence network theories relate to studying social influence. The book also offers some statistical models for social support networks.

Advances in Social Network Analysis

Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Author: Stanley Wasserman,Joseph Galaskiewicz

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452253919

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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In this book, leading methodologists address the issue of how effectively to apply the latest developments in social network analysis to behavioural and social science disciplines. Topics examined include: ways to specify the network contents to be studied; how to select the method for representing network structures; how social network analysis has been used to study interorganizational relations via the resource dependence model; how to use a contact matrix for studying the spread of disease in epidemiology; and how cohesion and structural equivalence network theories relate to studying social influence. The book also offers some statistical models for social support networks.

Advances in Social Network Mining and Analysis

Second International Workshop, SNAKDD 2008, Las Vegas, NV, USA, August 24-27, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

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Author: C. Lee Giles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642149286

Category: Computers

Page: 131

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This work constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Advances in Social Network and Analysis, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in August 2008.

Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis

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Author: Peter J. Carrington,John Scott,Stanley Wasserman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443432

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis, first published in 2005, presents the most important developments in quantitative models and methods for analyzing social network data that have appeared during the 1990s. Intended as a complement to Wasserman and Faust's Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications, it is a collection of articles by leading methodologists reviewing advances in their particular areas of network methods. Reviewed are advances in network measurement, network sampling, the analysis of centrality, positional analysis or blockmodelling, the analysis of diffusion through networks, the analysis of affiliation or 'two-mode' networks, the theory of random graphs, dependence graphs, exponential families of random graphs, the analysis of longitudinal network data, graphical techniques for exploring network data, and software for the analysis of social networks.

Advances in Network Analysis and its Applications

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Author: Evangelos Kranakis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642309038

Category: Mathematics

Page: 412

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As well as highlighting potentially useful applications for network analysis, this volume identifies new targets for mathematical research that promise to provide insights into network systems theory as well as facilitating the cross-fertilization of ideas between sectors. Focusing on financial, security and social aspects of networking, the volume adds to the growing body of evidence showing that network analysis has applications to transportation, communication, health, finance, and social policy more broadly. It provides powerful models for understanding the behavior of complex systems that, in turn, will impact numerous cutting-edge sectors in science and engineering, such as wireless communication, network security, distributed computing and social networking, financial analysis, and cyber warfare. The volume offers an insider’s view of cutting-edge research in network systems, including methodologies with immense potential for interdisciplinary application. The contributors have all presented material at a series of workshops organized on behalf of Canada’s MITACS initiative, which funds projects and study grants in ‘mathematics for information technology and complex systems’. These proceedings include papers from workshops on financial networks, network security and cryptography, and social networks. MITACS has shown that the partly ghettoized nature of network systems research has led to duplicated work in discrete fields, and thus this initiative has the potential to save time and accelerate the pace of research in a number of areas of network systems research.

Computational Social Network Analysis

Trends, Tools and Research Advances

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Author: Ajith Abraham,Aboul-Ella Hassanien,Vaclav Snášel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848822290

Category: Computers

Page: 485

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Social networks provide a powerful abstraction of the structure and dynamics of diverse kinds of people or people-to-technology interaction. Web 2.0 has enabled a new generation of web-based communities, social networks, and folksonomies to facilitate collaboration among different communities. This unique text/reference compares and contrasts the ethological approach to social behavior in animals with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation, the behavior of humans and affinities between web-based social networks. An international team of leading experts present the latest advances of various topics in intelligent-social-networks and illustrates how organizations can gain competitive advantages by applying the different emergent techniques in real-world scenarios. The work incorporates experience reports, survey articles, and intelligence techniques and theories with specific network technology problems. Topics and Features: Provides an overview social network tools, and explores methods for discovering key players in social networks, designing self-organizing search systems, and clustering blog sites, surveys techniques for exploratory analysis and text mining of social networks, approaches to tracking online community interaction, and examines how the topological features of a system affects the flow of information, reviews the models of network evolution, covering scientific co-citation networks, nature-inspired frameworks, latent social networks in e-Learning systems, and compound communities, examines the relationship between the intent of web pages, their architecture and the communities who take part in their usage and creation, discusses team selection based on members’ social context, presents social network applications, including music recommendation and face recognition in photographs, explores the use of social networks in web services that focus on the discovery stage in the life cycle of these web services. This useful and comprehensive volume will be indispensible to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Social Intelligence, as well as to researchers, developers, and postgraduates interested in intelligent-social-networks research and related areas.

Social Network Analytics for Contemporary Business Organizations

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Author: Bansal, Himani,Shrivastava, Gulshan,Nguyen, Gia Nhu,Stanciu, Loredana-Mihaela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522550984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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Social technology is quickly becoming a vital tool in our personal, educational, and professional lives. Its use must be further examined in order to determine the role of social media technology in organizational settings to promote business development and growth. Social Network Analytics for Contemporary Business Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that analyzes the application of social media in business applications. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as business management, dynamic networks, and online interaction, this book is geared towards professionals, researchers, academics, students, managers, and practitioners actively involved in the business industry.

Trends in Social Network Analysis

Information Propagation, User Behavior Modeling, Forecasting, and Vulnerability Assessment

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Author: Rokia Missaoui,Talel Abdessalem,Matthieu Latapy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319534203

Category: Computers

Page: 255

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The book collects contributions from experts worldwide addressing recent scholarship in social network analysis such as influence spread, link prediction, dynamic network biclustering, and delurking. It covers both new topics and new solutions to known problems. The contributions rely on established methods and techniques in graph theory, machine learning, stochastic modelling, user behavior analysis and natural language processing, just to name a few. This text provides an understanding of using such methods and techniques in order to manage practical problems and situations. Trends in Social Network Analysis: Information Propagation, User Behavior Modelling, Forecasting, and Vulnerability Assessment appeals to students, researchers, and professionals working in the field.

Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis

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Author: Peter J. Carrington,John Scott,Stanley Wasserman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521809597

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis presents the most important developments in quantitative models and methods for analyzing social network data that have appeared during the 1990s. Intended as a complement to Wasserman and Faust's Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications, it is a collection of articles by leading methodologists reviewing advances in their particular areas of network methods. Reviewed are advances in network measurement, network sampling, the analysis of centrality, positional analysis or blockmodelling, the analysis of diffusion through networks, the analysis of affiliation or 'two-mode' networks, the theory of random graphs, dependence graphs, exponential families of random graphs, the analysis of longitudinal network data, graphical techniques for exploring network data, and software for the analysis of social networks.

Advances in Web Mining and Web Usage Analysis

9th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web, WebKDD 2007, and 1st International Workshop on Social Networks Analysis, SNA-KDD 2007, San Jose, CA, USA, August 12-15, 2007, Revised Papers

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Author: Haizheng Zhang,Myra Spiliopoulou,Bamshad Mobasher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642005276

Category: Computers

Page: 155

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Mining Web Data, WEBKDD 2007, and the 1st International Workshop on Social Network Analysis, SNA-KDD 2007, jointly held in St. Jose, CA, USA in August 2007 in conjunction with the 13th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 2007. The 8 revised full papers presented together with a detailed preface went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement and were carefully selected from 23 initial submisssions. The enhanced papers address all current issues in Web mining and social network analysis, including traditional Web and semantic Web applications, the emerging applications of the Web as a social medium, as well as social network modeling and analysis.

Social Network Analysis

History, Theory and Methodology

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Author: Christina Prell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290131

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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We live in a world that is paradoxically both small and vast; each of us is embedded in local communities and yet we are only a few 'links' away from anyone else in the world. This engaging book represents these interdependencies' positive and negative consequences, their multiple effects and the ways in which a local occurrence in one part of the world can directly affect the rest. Then it demonstrates precisely how these interactions and relationships form. This is a book for the social network novice learning how to study, think about and analyse social networks; the intermediate user, not yet familiar with some of the newer developments in the field; and the teacher looking for a range of exercises, as well as an up-to-date historical account of the field. It is divided into three clear sections: 1. historical & Background Concepts 2. Levels of Analysis 3. Advances, Extensions and Conclusions The book provides a full overview of the field - historical origins, common theoretical perspectives and frameworks; traditional and current analytical procedures and fundamental mathematical equations needed to get a foothold in the field.

Social Network Based Big Data Analysis and Applications

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Author: Mehmet Kaya,Jalal Kawash,Suheil Khoury,Min-Yuh Day

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319781960

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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This book is a timely collection of chapters that present the state of the art within the analysis and application of big data. Working within the broader context of big data, this text focuses on the hot topics of social network modelling and analysis such as online dating recommendations, hiring practices, and subscription-type prediction in mobile phone services. Manuscripts are expanded versions of the best papers presented at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM’2016), which was held in August 2016. The papers were among the best featured at the meeting and were then improved and extended substantially. Social Network Based Big Data Analysis and Applications will appeal to students and researchers in the field.

Social Network Analysis

Methods and Applications

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Author: Stanley Wasserman,Katherine Faust

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788612

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Social network analysis is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. The social network perspective focuses on relationships among social entities and is an important addition to standard social and behavioral research, which is primarily concerned with attributes of the social units. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples. It is a reference book that can be used by those who want a comprehensive review of network methods, or by researchers who have gathered network data and want to find the most appropriate method by which to analyze it. It is also intended for use as a textbook as it is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field.

Advances in Social Computing

Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Bethesda, MD, USA, March 30-31, 2010, Proceedings

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Author: Sun-Ki Chai,John Salerno,Patricia L. Mabry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642120784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, held in Bethseda, MD, USA, in March 2010. The 26 revised full papers and 23 revised poster papers presented together with 4 invited and keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 initial submissions. The papers cover a wide range of interesting topics such as social network analysis, modeling, machine learning and data mining, social behaviors, public health, cultural aspects, effects and search.

Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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Author: Reda Alhajj,Jon Rokne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493971305

Category: Computers

Page: 3431

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Social Network Analysis and Mining Encyclopedia (ESNAM) is the first major reference work to integrate fundamental concepts and research directions in the areas of social networks and applications to data mining. The second edition of ESNAM is a truly outstanding reference appealing to researchers, practitioners, instructors and students (both undergraduate and graduate), as well as the general public. This updated reference integrates all basics concepts and research efforts under one umbrella. Coverage has been expanded to include new emerging topics such as crowdsourcing, opinion mining, and sentiment analysis. Revised content of existing material keeps the encyclopedia current. The second edition is intended for college students as well as public and academic libraries. It is anticipated to continue to stimulate more awareness of social network applications and research efforts. The advent of electronic communication, and in particul ar on-line communities, have created social networks of hitherto unimaginable sizes. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this unique field, the essential contributions of diverse disciplines, from computer science, mathematics, and statistics to sociology and behavioral science, are described among the 300 authoritative yet highly readable entries. Students will find a world of information and insight behind the familiar façade of the social networks in which they participate. Researchers and practitioners will benefit from a comprehensive perspective on the methodologies for analysis of constructed networks, and the data mining and machine learning techniques that have proved attractive for sophisticated knowledge discovery in complex applications. Also addressed is the application of social network methodologies to other domains, such as web networks and biological networks.

Social Network Data Analytics

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Author: Charu C. Aggarwal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441984623

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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Social network analysis applications have experienced tremendous advances within the last few years due in part to increasing trends towards users interacting with each other on the internet. Social networks are organized as graphs, and the data on social networks takes on the form of massive streams, which are mined for a variety of purposes. Social Network Data Analytics covers an important niche in the social network analytics field. This edited volume, contributed by prominent researchers in this field, presents a wide selection of topics on social network data mining such as Structural Properties of Social Networks, Algorithms for Structural Discovery of Social Networks and Content Analysis in Social Networks. This book is also unique in focussing on the data analytical aspects of social networks in the internet scenario, rather than the traditional sociology-driven emphasis prevalent in the existing books, which do not focus on the unique data-intensive characteristics of online social networks. Emphasis is placed on simplifying the content so that students and practitioners benefit from this book. This book targets advanced level students and researchers concentrating on computer science as a secondary text or reference book. Data mining, database, information security, electronic commerce and machine learning professionals will find this book a valuable asset, as well as primary associations such as ACM, IEEE and Management Science.

Computational Social Network Analysis

Trends, Tools and Research Advances

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Author: Ajith Abraham,Aboul-Ella Hassanien,Vaclav Snášel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781447125327

Category: Computers

Page: 485

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Social networks provide a powerful abstraction of the structure and dynamics of diverse kinds of people or people-to-technology interaction. Web 2.0 has enabled a new generation of web-based communities, social networks, and folksonomies to facilitate collaboration among different communities. This unique text/reference compares and contrasts the ethological approach to social behavior in animals with web-based evidence of social interaction, perceptual learning, information granulation, the behavior of humans and affinities between web-based social networks. An international team of leading experts present the latest advances of various topics in intelligent-social-networks and illustrates how organizations can gain competitive advantages by applying the different emergent techniques in real-world scenarios. The work incorporates experience reports, survey articles, and intelligence techniques and theories with specific network technology problems. Topics and Features: Provides an overview social network tools, and explores methods for discovering key players in social networks, designing self-organizing search systems, and clustering blog sites, surveys techniques for exploratory analysis and text mining of social networks, approaches to tracking online community interaction, and examines how the topological features of a system affects the flow of information, reviews the models of network evolution, covering scientific co-citation networks, nature-inspired frameworks, latent social networks in e-Learning systems, and compound communities, examines the relationship between the intent of web pages, their architecture and the communities who take part in their usage and creation, discusses team selection based on members’ social context, presents social network applications, including music recommendation and face recognition in photographs, explores the use of social networks in web services that focus on the discovery stage in the life cycle of these web services. This useful and comprehensive volume will be indispensible to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Social Intelligence, as well as to researchers, developers, and postgraduates interested in intelligent-social-networks research and related areas.