Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2011)
Aug. 22, 2011 to Aug. 27, 2011
Getting an overview of a large online social net-work and deciding which communities to join is a challenging task for a new user. We propose a method that maps a large network into a smaller graph with two kinds of nodes: a node of the first kind is representative of a community, a node of the second kind is neighbor to a representative and rejects the semantics of that community. Our approach encompasses a learning and ranking algorithm that derives this smaller graph from the original one, and a visualization algorithm that returns a graph layout to the observer. We report on our results on inspecting the network of a folksonomy.
social network visualization, social network summarization, community representatives, social networks, communities, clustering, visualization
Hans-Henning Gabriel, Myra Spiliopoulou, Emmanouela Stachtiari, Athina Vakali, "Summarization Meets Visualization on Online Social Networks", Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on, vol. 01, no. , pp. 475-478, 2011, doi:10.1109/WI-IAT.2011.77