Networking

Influence of the Dynamic Social Network Timeframe Type and Size on the Group Evolution Discovery

Date Added: Oct 2012
Format: PDF

New technologies allow to store vast amount of data about users interaction. From those data the social network can be created. Additionally, because usually also time and dates of this activities are stored, the dynamic of such network can be analyzed by splitting it into many timeframes representing the state of the network during specific period of time. One of the most interesting issue is group evolution over time. To track group evolution the GED method can be used. However, choice of the timeframe type and length might have great influence on the method results. Therefore, in this paper, the influence of timeframe type as well as timeframe length on the GED method results is extensively analyzed.