Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2010)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Aug. 31, 2010 to Sept. 3, 2010
Social network analysis (SNA) has attracted a lot of attention over the past years. Existing tools for SNA do not allow a user-centric analysis of the social neighborhood, i.e., the subgraph of the user's friends and friends of a friend. In this paper, we introduce SONAR, an open source Web application for user-centric SNA. Its extensible architecture and flexible data model allows developers to embed SONAR directly into social networking websites. A performance evaluation shows that our application scales well with the number of users and adds only minimal overhead to the SNA algorithms.
social network analysis, user centricity, web-based visualization
R. Reckling et al., "SONAR: Towards User-centric Social Network Analysis and Visualization," 2010 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence-Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), Toronto, ON, 2010, pp. 695-698.