Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Combining Online Social Networks with Text Analysis

  • Jana DiesnerEmail author
  • Chieh-Li Chin
  • Marc A. Smith
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_328




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

Semantic network

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

Social network

Consists of nodes representing social agents and links representing connections between social agents


Network representations of online interactions between social agents, such as individuals, groups, and organizations, can be combined with, enhanced with, or built based upon the content of information and communication shared by network participants.


Social media platforms and social networking sites have been developing rapidly and are being adopted widely (Van Dijck 2013). These systems allow people to interact, e.g., to socialize or collaborate with each other, to broadcast user generated content, and to share professionally generated content, among other...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Social Media Research FoundationRedwood CityUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • H. Ulrich Hoppe
    • 1
  • James Caverlee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive ScienceUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA