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I have seen a method presented for constructing social networks, where passages of text are run through a plaigarism checker on a low association threshold. People with similar text passages are then linked in a social network. I cannot find anywhere in the literature where this has been published. One of my students has used this technique to develop a social network to compare to another novel method of social network construction. Her paper is not appropriately tied to the literature and I am not sure where to direct her. I would appreciate any references where plagarism checkers have been used to construct social networks. Failing that, I would also appreciate any references where social networks have been extracted for authors, based on the content of their writing. Co-authorship/citation network references are not needed.
Ian McCulloh, Ph.D.
Major, US Army
U.S. Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
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