Applying an XML Warehouse to Social Network Analysis

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Executive Summary

In this paper the authors present the state of advancement of the French ANR WebStand project. The objective of this project is to construct a customizable XML based warehouse platform to acquire, transform, analyze, store, query and export data from the web, in particular mailing lists, with the final intension of using this data to perform sociological studies focused on social groups of World Wide Web, with a specific emphasis on the temporal aspects of this data. They are currently using this system to analyze the standardization process of the W3C, through its social network of standard setters.

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