Quotation Bohn, Angela, Feinerer, Ingo, Hornik, Kurt, Mair, Patrick. 2009. An Approach to Incorporate Texts into a Social Network Analysis of Communication Graphs. Research Report Series, Department of Statistics and Mathematics, Report 96.


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Social network analysis (SNA) provides tools to examine relationships between people. Text mining (TM) allows capturing the text they produce in Web 2.0 applications, for example, however it neglects their social structure. This paper applies an approach to combine the two methods named "content-based SNA" (CB-SNA). Using the R mailing lists, R-help and R-devel, we show how this combination can be used to describe people's interests and to find out if authors who have similar interests actually communicate. We find that the expected positive relationship between sharing interests and communicating gets stronger as the centrality scores of authors in the communication networks increase.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title An Approach to Incorporate Texts into a Social Network Analysis of Communication Graphs
Title of whole publication Research Report Series, Department of Statistics and Mathematics, Report 96
Year 2009
URL http://epub.wu-wien.ac.at/dyn/virlib/wp/showentry?ID=epub-wu-01_f9f&from=NEW&style=blank

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Hornik, Kurt (Details)
Mair, Patrick (Former researcher)
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Bohn, Angela (Austria)
Feinerer, Ingo
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Institut f. Präsides SO (Details)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
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