Quotation Bohn, Angela, Feinerer, Ingo, Hornik, Kurt, Mair, Patrick. 2011. Content-based SNA of mailing lists. The R Journal 3 (1): 11-18.




Social Network Analysis (SNA) provides tools to examine relationships between people. Text Mining (TM) allows capturing the text they produce inWeb 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". 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 Journal article
Journal The R Journal
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Content-based SNA of mailing lists
Volume 3
Number 1
Year 2011
Page from 11
Page to 18
URL http://journal.r-project.org/archive/2011-1/RJournal_2011-1_Bohn~et~al.pdf


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