Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Modeling Social Preferences Based on Social Interactions

  • Lisa Singh
  • Janet Mann
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_16



An affiliation network

Is a two-mode bipartite network. It contains two different types of nodes, one for actors and one for events, and edges between actors and the events in which actors participate. Examples of affiliation networks include communication networks such as email among people, epidemiological networks that describe people and diseases with which they are infected, and citation networks containing authors and publications. In time-varying affiliation networks, an actor’s participation in a particular event is associated with a specific time, representing when this participation occurred (Sharara et al. 2011)

An agonistic interaction

Is an interaction where one individual exhibits aggressive and/or submissive behavior toward another

Microlevel analysis

For understanding social preferences focuses on the development of metrics and models that attempt to capture the dynamics of...

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Parts of this entry are based upon the work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0941487, 0918308 and the Office of Naval Research BAA #09-001 Grant No. 10230702.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGeorgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biology and PsychologyGeorgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Klamma
    • 1
  1. 1.RWTH AachenAachenGermany