Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2014 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Combining Online Maps with Text Analysis

  • Jana Diesner
  • Marc A. Smith
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_328




The process of partition networks into substructures or groups of dense or similar nodes

Hierarchical clustering

The process of partitioning nodes into groups of similar actors; these groups can represent positions

Social network

Consists of nodes representing social agents (individuals or organizations) and links representing the connections between the agents

Semantic network

Structured representations of knowledge that are used for reasoning and inference (Sowa 1992)


Social media systems and sites are rapidly developing and are being widely adopted. These systems allow people to interact and collaborate with each other and to broadcast user-generated content. In order to map, analyze, and understand these connections, scalable solutions are needed. Generating network representations, visualizations, and analyses of social interactions can reveal macrolevel or...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jana Diesner
    • 1
  • Marc A. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.The iSchool, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Director, Social Media Research FoundationBelmontUSA