Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Analysis and Mining of Tags, (Micro)Blogs, and Virtual Communities

  • Lisa KaatiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_172



Buzz monitoring

Collection and analysis of the voice of the public


Analysis of social media with the goal to detect individuals


Internet alias that is used for communication on the Internet

Part of speech tagging

Marking words in a text according to lexical categories

Syntactic parsing

The process of analyzing a string of symbols according to a grammar

Sentiment analysis

Text analysis techniques used to classify the polarity of written text


Analysis and mining of various social media sites has become an important task for many different reasons. By using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques including web crawling, text analysis, computational linguistics, and other algorithms, online content from social media sites can be gathered and analyzed. Analysis of social media can be performed using many different approaches depending on the goal of the analysis and the specific media that is...

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This research was financially supported by Vinnova through the Vinnmer programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Irwin King
    • 1
  • Jie Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina