***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Perhaps this vid might be of some relevant interest: Contradicting Facebook: A Discourse Analysis. By Charlene Shovic http://vimeo.com/21898907 --Moses On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Moses Boudourides <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Another option would be to use the python package nltk. Examples are > in two books by Matt Russell (Mining the Social Wen and 21 Recipes for > Mining Twitter, both O'Reilly). --Moses > > On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:31 AM, Derek Hansen <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi all, >> >> I'm giving a guest lecture in a couple days on the intersection of Social >> Network Analysis and Natural Language Processing, particularly as applied >> toward the analysis of social media datasets. I know there's been a lot of >> activity lately at the intersection of SNA and NLP and I'd love to see a few >> pointers to some good quality work in this area. >> >> Additionally, I'm hoping to flesh out a few high-level approaches for >> merging the two in meaningful ways. Here are a few examples: >> >> 1) Use content-based factors (extracted via NLP techniques) as well as >> SNA-based metrics as independent variables that predict an outcome of >> interest (e.g., quality of content, such as was done in Agichtein, Castillo, >> et al. 2008). >> >> 2) Use NLP to help define the edges in a network (e.g., "link polarity" as >> performed by Kale 2007). >> >> 3) Use a 2-step filtering process: >> 3a) Use SNA to identify network clusters and then use NLP on the corpus >> created by those within each cluster (e.g., Marc Smith's graphs on the >> NodeXL Graph Gallery where keywords are overlaid on the network clusters) >> 3b) Use NLP to identify subsets of "relevant" content whose authors are then >> analyzed via SNA. >> >> 4) SNA helps in disambiguating words (e.g., when one network cluster uses >> the term "jaguar" they typically mean the sports team, while another network >> cluster typically means the car). >> >> Other thoughts on high-level strategies would be welcome as well. >> >> Regards, >> Derek Hansen >> Brigham Young University >> _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET >> is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network >> researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to >> [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of >> the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.