Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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Community Evolution

  • Stanisław Saganowski
  • Piotr Bródka
  • Przemysław Kazienko
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_223-1

Synonyms

Glossary

SN

Social network

TSN

Temporal social network

Definition

Evolution of a particular social community can be represented as a sequence of events (changes) following each other in the successive timeframes within the temporal social network. In other words, the evolution is described by identified group transformations from time Ti to Ti+1 (i is the period index).

There are several approaches to definition of possible events in the social group evolution:
  • Asur et al. distinguish five possible events that may happen to groups, i.e., they may dissolve, form, continue, merge, and split (Asur et al. 2007).

  • Pala et al. identify six distinct transformations: growth, contraction, merging, splitting, birth, and death (Palla et al. 2007).

  • Bródka et al. in turn describe seven noticeable event types: continuing, shrinking, growing, splitting, merging, dissolving, and forming (Bródka et...

Keywords

Marketing Autocorrelation 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was partially supported by Wrocław University of Science and Technology statutory funds and the Polish National Science Centre, decisions no. 2013/09/B/ST6/02317.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanisław Saganowski
    • 1
  • Piotr Bródka
    • 1
  • Przemysław Kazienko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computational IntelligenceWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland