Network Role Mining and Analysis

  • Derek┬áDoran

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Complexity book series (BRIEFSCOMPLEXITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Derek Doran
    Pages 15-30
  3. Derek Doran
    Pages 31-48
  4. Derek Doran
    Pages 49-61
  5. Derek Doran
    Pages 63-76
  6. Derek Doran
    Pages 77-94
  7. Derek Doran
    Pages 95-101

About this book


This brief presents readers with a summary of classic, modern, and state-of-the-art methods for discovering the roles of entities in networks (including social networks) that range from small to large-scale. It classifies methods by their mathematical underpinning, whether they are driven by implications about entity behaviors in system, or if they are purely data driven. The brief also discusses when and how each method should be applied, and discusses some outstanding challenges toward the development of future role mining methods of each type.


network role mining social role analysis social role mining role equivalence mathematics of roles stochastic block modeling implied role discovery data driven role discovery large scale networks large scale social systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Derek┬áDoran
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science & EngineeringWright State UniversityDaytonUSA

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