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Dear Marta,

Please find my personal details below
for the workshop.

Can I pay the deposit through a credit card?
Is the course fee 250 Euros (it's not clear)?

best wishes,
nick gould

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Subject: Announcement: Workshop on Network Analysis of Text

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Introductory Workshop to Network Analysis of Texts

Announcement



Date: 2nd to 5th February 2004
Place: Lisbon, Portugal in ISEG (Institute of Economics and Business
Administration- Technical University of Lisbon)
Organization: SOCIUS (Research Centre on Economic Sociology and the
Sociology of Organisations)
Professor: Vladimir Batagelj (University of Ljubliana, Slovenia) –
http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/

Objective: Familiarise the participants with the main concepts, methods
and applications of network analysis of text and to teach the basic
tools to conduct such an analysis.

Description: Different ways to derive networks from textual data and an
overview of applications of network analysis to the analysis of text
will be presented. Examples of analyses of different text networks will
be given as illustrations: bibliographic networks (for instance authors
collaboration networks and citation networks), dictionary networks
(Foldoc, Odlis, EAT, Wordnet, etc.) text analysis networks, which
through natural language processing and network analysis techniques
produces abstract representations of texts (ex: analysis of news
concerning terrorist attacks, KEDS). The course will also have a strong
focus on visualisation of these networks.

Program: Monday to Thursday – theory: 9.30 - 13h ; practice:
14.30-17h


Content of the course:

Day 1.  Introduction to graphs, networks and Pajek.
               Obtaining networks from textual data.
Day 2.  Structure of networks (statistical characteristics,
               components, cores, islands, ...)
Day 3.  Important elements in networks (indices and weights).
               Acyclic networks.
Day 4. Clustering and blockmodeling. Patterns searching.

In the afternoon the concepts from the morning lectures will be applied
in the analysis of real-life networks obtained from textual data. The
software utilised will be PAJEK, a program for large network analysis
and visualisation (freely available at
http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek )




Maximum number of participants: 22
Cost: 250€ (50% reduction for fulltime students). Payment can be
divided in two parts of 50% each, and should be done through bank
transfer or international check, addressed to SOCIUS. The application
will only be accepted after the first payment (at least 50%). The second
half of the payment should be received until the last week of January.

Bank: Caixa Geral de Depůsitos (CGD)
Agency: ISEG (0371)
Account number: 0371 00 2052 330
NIB: 0035003710000205233078
IBAN PT50003503710000205233078
BIC of CGD: CGDIPTPL



Please send SOCIUS by e-mail, post, or fax the following information:

Name: Nicholas Gould
Educational
background:..B.SC (mathematics);
 M.A (Mmarketing)...........................................................
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Occupation:.............Research
Fellow................................................
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Main areas of interest (research, teaching,
etc.)..Network organisation; Health Inequalities;
Consumption.................................................................
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Institution: University of Glamorgan
Address:
School of Care Sciences,
Glyntaff Campus,
Trefforest,
CF37 1DL,
UK

Telephone: 00-44-(0)1443-483070

Do you need a receipt? ...Yes..... If YES addressed to
whom?........University of
Glamorgan...........................................................
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Important Note – The participants who need information on hotel
arrangements please let us know in advance.


SOCIUS contacts:
SOCIUS
ISEG
Rua Miguel Lupi, 20
1249-078 Lisbon
Portugal
Tel: 00 351 21 3951787
Fax: 00 351 21 3951783
Email: [log in to unmask]
Web page: http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/~socius/index.htm

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