Date Added: May 2011
Social networking websites contain vast amount of data inside them. Volume of data is enormous and growing at a very fast rate. Social network data can be classified in three major categories - user profile data, user communication data and group communication data. Data mining can be applied effectively to discover the knowledge and to extract the useful patterns from this gigantic data set, which is called as the social network mining. Person Related To a Field (PRTF) is a protocol to mine the information across all the social networking data, in general, and use the extracted pattern to search an expert in particular.