Social Media Analytics

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Pattern Recognition Structure Analytic Communication Network Data Mining Social Medium 
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Social media analytics is the science of developing models and algorithms in order to understand users and user-generated content in social media. Different angles have been developed in social media analytics. When user-generated content is analyzed, it is referred to as text analytics. When interactions between users are studied, it is referred to as structure analytics. The introduction of the time dimension in social media analytics is referred to as temporal analytics. Finally, the analysis could be done by involving the analyst in an interactive process that is referred to as interactive analytics. We describe each one of those axes.

Text Analytics in Social Media

Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS/LIG, France), Sofiane Abbar (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar), Noha Ibrahim (LIG, France)

Structure Analytics in Social Media

Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS/LIG, France), Mahashweta Das (HP Labs, USA), Gautam Das (UT Arlington, USA), Saravanan Thirumuruganathan (UT Arlington, USA), Cong Yu (Google Research NYC, USA)

Temporal Analytics in Social Media

Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS/LIG, France), Themis Palpanas (Univ. Paris Descartes, France), Mikalai Tsytsarau (Univ. of Trento, Italy), Sofia Kleisarchaki (LIG, France), Ahlame Douzal (LIG, France), Vassilis Christophides (Technicolor Labs, France)

Interactive Analytics in Social Media

Sihem Amer-Yahia (CNRS/LIG, France), Alexandre Termier (LIG, France), Behrooz Omidvar Tehrani (LIG, France)

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Informatique de GrenobleCNRS and LIGGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.LIG (Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble), HADAS teamUniversité Joseph FourierSaint Martin d’HèresFrance
  3. 3.Interactive Data Systems GroupOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Fatma Özcan
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Almaden Research CenterSan JoseUSA