***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi George, Thank you for pointing out these publications. They are really interesting and we will compare our results. While reading through the publications I found the mentioned dataset containing around 15 billion hyperlinks, but I do not really understand why our dataset, including 128 billion hyperlinks should be smaller? Maybe you can also point out where I can get the dataset you used for your analyses, so I can dig a little bit deeper into this dataset as well. Thanks a lot for your help, Robert Am 18.11.2013 19:03, schrieb George Barnett: > Robert, > You're wrong. Han Woo Park & I have published a series of papers > with over 15 Billion hyperlinks. Also, you might want to look at a > paper by Barnett, et al., in Social Networks and Mining. > > Park, H.W., Barnett, G.A. & Chung, C.J. (2011). Structural Changes in > the Global Hyperlink Network 2003-2009, /Global Networks/, 11(4), 522-544. > > Barnett, G.A., Chung, C.J., & Park, H.W. (2011). Uncovering > transnational hyperlink patterns and web-mediated contents: A new > approach based on cracking .com domain, /SSCORE (Social Science > Computer Research and Evaluation)/, 29 (3), 369-384. > > > Barnett, G.A., & Park, H.W. (2012). Examining the International > Internet Using Multiple Measures: New methods for measuring the > communication base of globalized cyberspace./Quality and Quantity/. > DOI 10.1007/s11135-012-9787-z > > > Barnett, G.A., Ruiz, J., Hammond, J., & Xin, Z. (2013). An examination > of the relationship between international telecommunication networks, > terrorism and global news coverage. /Social Networks and//Mining/. > (DOI) 10.1007/s13278-013-0117-9 > > > George > > > George A. Barnett, Ph.D. > > Professor & Chair > > Department of Communication > > University of California, Davis > > Davis, CA 95616 USA > > > > ** > > > > > On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM, Robert Meusel > <[log in to unmask] > <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote: > > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hi all, > > the Web Data Commons team is happy to announce the publication of > a new large hyperlink graph. > > The graph has been extracted from the Common Crawl 2012 web corpus >  and covers 3.5 billion web pages and 128 billion hyperlinks > between these pages. To the best of our knowledge, the graph is > the largest hyperlink graph that is available to the public. > > The graph can be downloaded in various formats from > > http://webdatacommons.org/hyperlinkgraph > > We provide initial statistics about the topology of the graph at > > http://webdatacommons.org/hyperlinkgraph/topology.html > > We hope that the graph will be useful for researchers who develop > > ·Search algorithms that rank results based on the hyperlinks > between pages. > > ·SPAM detection methods which identity networks of web pages that > are published in order to trick search engines. > > ·Graph analysis algorithms and can use the hyperlink graph for > testing the scalability and performance of their tools. > > ·Web Science researchers who want to analyze the linking patterns > within specific topical domains in order to identify the social > mechanisms that govern these domains. > > We want to thanks the Common Crawl project for providing their > great web crawl and thus enabling the creation of the WDC > Hyperlink Graph. > > The creation of the WDC Hyperlink Graph was supported by the EU > research project PlanetData and by Amazon Web Services. We thank > your sponsors a lot. > > Best Regards, > > Chris, Oliver & Robert > >  http://commoncrawl.org/ > > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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] > <mailto:[log in to unmask]> containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE > SOCNET in the body of the message. > > -- Robert Meusel Chair of Information Systems V Web-based Systems Group Universität Mannheim B6, 26, Room C1.04 D-68159 Mannheim Phone: +49 621 181 2648 Mail: [log in to unmask] Web: dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de _____________________________________________________________________ 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.