Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Stanislaw Saganowski , pp. 59. COM/School of Computing, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Stanislaw Saganowski
Titel / Title: Analysis of Social Group Dynamics
Abstrakt Abstract:

The continuous interest in the social network area contributes to the fast development of this field. New possibilities of obtaining and storing data allows for more and more deeper analysis of the network in general, as well as groups and individuals within it. Especially interesting is studying the dynamics of changes in social groups over time. Having such knowledge ones may attempt to predict the future of the group, and then manage it properly in order to achieve presumed goals. Such ability would be a powerful tool in the hands of human resource managers, personnel recruitment, marketing, etc. The thesis presents a new method for exploring the evolution of social groups, called Group Evolution Discovery (GED). Next, the results of its use are provided together with comparison to two other algorithms in terms of accuracy, execution time, flexibility and ease of implementation. Moreover, the method was evaluated with various measures of user importance within a group. Obtained results suggest that GED is the best method for analyzing social group dynamics.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\General
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Effects on Society
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: group dynamics, GED, social network, group evolution

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8mdc86
Program:/ Programme Datavetenskapligt program/Computer Science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/06/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Henric Johnson
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Lundberg
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: bth2011saganowski.pdf (2155 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)