Bisociative Knowledge Discovery

Volume 7250 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 51-53

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Network Creation: Overview

  • Christian BorgeltAffiliated withEuropean Centre for Soft Computing


Although networks are a very natural and straightforward way of organizing heterogeneous data, as argued in the introductory chapters, few data sources are in this form. We rather find the data we want to fuse, connect, analyze and thus exploit for creative discoveries, stored in flat files, (relational) databases, text document collections and the like. As a consequence, we need, as an initial step, methods that construct a network representation by analyzing tabular and textual data, in order to identify entities that can serve as nodes and to extract relevant relationships that should be represented by edges.