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As Time Goes by: Discovering Eras in Evolving Social Networks

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As Time Goes by: Discovering Eras in Evolving Social Networks
Abstract. Within the large body of research in complex network analysis, an important topic is the temporal evolution of networks. Existing approaches aim at analyzing the evolution on the global and the local scale, extracting properties of either the entire network or local patterns. In this paper, we focus instead on detecting clusters of temporal snapshots of a network, to be interpreted as eras of evolution. To this aim, we introduce a novel hierarchical clustering methodology, based on a dissimilarity measure (derived from the Jaccard coefficient) between two temporal snapshots of the network. We devise a framework to discover and browse the eras, either in top-down or a bottom-up fashion, supporting the exploration of the evolution at any level of temporal resolution. We show how our approach applies to real networks, by detecting eras in an evolving co-authorship graph extracted from a bibliographic dataset; we illustrate how the discovered temporal clustering highlights the cr...
Michele Berlingerio, Michele Coscia, Fosca Giannot
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where PAKDD
Authors Michele Berlingerio, Michele Coscia, Fosca Giannotti, Anna Monreale, Dino Pedreschi
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