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Evolving social network analysis: A case study on mobile phone data

Dutta Baruah, Rashmi and Angelov, Plamen (2012) Evolving social network analysis: A case study on mobile phone data. In: Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS), 2012 IEEE Conference on. IEEE, pp. 114-120. ISBN 978-1-4673-1728-3

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Abstract

Mobile phone data can provide rich information on human activities and their social relationships which are dynamic in nature. Analysis of such social networks emerging from phone calls of mobile users can be useful in many aspects. In this paper we report the methods and results from a case study on the analysis of a social network from mobile phone data. The analysis involves tracking the dynamics of the network, identifying key individuals and their close associates, and identifying individuals having communication pattern similar to the key individuals. We introduce novel measures to quantify, the evolution in the network, significance of an individual, and social association of an individual. In order to group individuals having similar communication pattern, we applied recently proposed online clustering approach called eClustering (evolving clustering) due to its adaptive nature and low computational overhead. The results show the pertinence of the proposed quantification measures to analysis of evolving social network.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evolving social network ; dynamic social network ; evolving clustering ; online clustering ; social network analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 56258
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2012 15:12
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 16:37
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56258

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