Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Sources of Network Data

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_313-1



Cloud Technology

A use of hardware and software that are delivered as a service over a network (usually the Internet)

Computer-Assisted Text Analysis – CATA

Techniques that model and structure the information content of textual sources on a computer


A study of families and tracing of their lineages

Network Analysis

A study of networks as a representation of relations between discrete objects

Social Network

A social structure based on a set of actors (individuals or organizations) and the ties between these actors

Web Crawler

An Internet bot that automatically browses the World Wide Web


In network data different entities are linked through their relations. They can be found in many forms and obtained from observations, surveys, archives, databases, etc. Network data can also be...

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This work was supported in part by Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) – project Z7-7614 (B) and grant P1-0294, as well as by grant N1-0011 within the EUROCORES Programme EUROGIGA (project GReGAS) of the European Science Foundation. The first author was financed in part by the European Union, European Social Fund.


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Web References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Abelium d.o.oLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical Computer ScienceInstitute of Mathematics, Physics and MechanicsLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič InstituteKoperSlovenia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Batagelj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical Computer ScienceInstitute of Mathematics, Physics and MechanicsLjubljanaSlovenia