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what's very cool on that crawdad site is the presidential dashboard, which
seems to mix in some analysis of communication and news hubs and
information density with a bit of visualization....worth a quick look at
the same site:

At 04:14 PM 8/3/2004, Rajiv Nag wrote:
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>Hello Socnetters,
>Here are the summary responses for my request on info regarding structural
>linguistics and network analysis that I posted about three weeks back.
>Thanks to all the contributors. A special thanks to Joe Labianca at Emory.
>Dr. Steve Corman and Dr. Kevin Dooley have developed a software application
>"Crawdad" that is based on Centering Resonance Analysis. I have found that
>tool to be very useful.
>From: Christina Prell <[log in to unmask]>
>The work of Law and Callon, especially their early work (from the mid
>80s) might be useful. They attempt to apply semiotics to the study of
>technology and science, in particular articles, and they use an approach
>similar to social ntwork analysis.
>From: "Jana Diesner" <[log in to unmask]>
>Carley, K.M., Diesner, J., Reminga, J., Tsvetovat, M. (2004). An Integrated
>Approach to the Collection and Analysis of Network Data. In Proc of the
>North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational
>Science (NAACSOS) 2004 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Diesner, J., & Carley,
>K.M. (2004). Using Network Text Analysis to Detect the Organizational
>Structure of Covert Networks. In Proc of the North American Association for
>Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) 2004 Conference,
>Pittsburgh, PA. URL:
>Diesner, J., & Carley, K.M. (2004). Using Network Text Analysis to Detect
>the Organizational Structure of Covert Networks. In Proc of the North
>American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science
>(NAACSOS) 2004 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. URL:
>Diesner, J., & Carley, K.M. (2004 - in print). Revealing Social Structure
>from Texts: Meta-Matrix Text Analysis as a novel method for Network Text
>Analysis. In V.K Naraynan, & D.J. Armstrong (Eds.), Causal Mapping for
>Information Systems and Technology Research: Approaches, Advances, and
>Illustrations. Harrisburg, PA: Idea Group Publishing, pp.
>Kathleen M. Carley, 1997, "Network Text Analysis: The Network Position of
>Concepts." Chapter 4 in C. Roberts (Ed.), Text Analysis for the Social
>Sciences: Methods for Drawing Statistical Inferences from Texts and
>Transcripts. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp. 79-100.
>Kathleen M. Carley, 1997, "Extracting Team Mental Models Through Textual
>Journal of Organizational Behavior, 18: 533-538.
>Kathleen Carley, 1994. "Extracting Culture through Textual Analysis."
>Poetics, 22:291-312.
>David Kaufer & Kathleen Carley, 1993, "Condensation Symbols: Their Variety
>and Rhetorical Function in Political Discourse." Philosophy and Rhetoric ,
>26(3): 201-226
>Kathleen Carley & Michael Palmquist, 1992, "Extracting, Representing and
>Analyzing Mental Models."
>Social Forces , 70(3): 601-636.
>From: Maryann Durland <[log in to unmask]>
>another resource might be a recent post on biblometric data:  here is  the
>last part of the post:
> >>>>>
>I hope that the software is of use to someone. It is freely available  at
>_ (  or
>_ ( .
>From: Steve Abrams <[log in to unmask]>
>You might want to investigate the literature of "formal concept analysis"
>(eg which, at its most basic, uses a
>Galois lattice representation (see Wasserman and Faust) of binary two-mode
>network data (eg rows=documents, columns=words/phrases, cell values = 1 if
>the word/phrase is found in the document; you can also make the rows=
>chapters, paragraphs, or even sentences depending on the granularity).
>Monge and Contractor also write about p* modeling of semantic texts ... Ch.
>5 as I recall ...
>I am using both of these approaches in my dissertation research, so I hope
>you'll post a summary of responses you get ...
>From: "Prabir G. Dastidar" <[log in to unmask]>
>  you can see the CATPAC (categorical package) web site. This is a software
>(I also use this), uses neural network technology to analyse texts and
>gives out a matrix (normalised)of interactions between the words, along
>with Multidimensional Scaling map. You can use this matrix for doing
>network analysis as well. If you feel like I can send you some references
>on similar topics.
>Rajiv Nag
>Penn State University
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