JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 18(4): 577-597, doi: 10.3217/jucs-018-04-0577
Key Person Analysis in Social Communities within the Blogosphere
expand article infoAnna Zygmunt, Piotr Bródka§, Przemysław Kazienko§, Jarosław Koźlak
‡ AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland§ Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland
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Identifying key persons active in social groups in the blogosphere is performed by means of social network analysis. Two main independent approaches are considered in the paper: (i) discovery of the most important individuals in persistent social communities and (ii) regular centrality measures applied either to social groups or the entire network. A new method for separating of groups stable over time, fulfilling given conditions of activity level of their members is proposed. Furthermore, a new concept for extracting user roles and key persons in such groups is also presented. This new approach was compared to the typical clustering method and the structural node position measure applied to rank users. The experimental studies have been carried out on real two-year blogosphere data.
social network, social network analysis, SNA, social community extraction, social group, persistent group, stable social group, key person, role identification, blogosphere, CPM, fast modularity optimization, node position