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Dear Jordi, 

As a matter of fact, I have just completed my thesis on similar issues, for which we use a multiplex network approach.
Initial works have been published at last year's ASONAM:
Benjamin Renoust, Guy Melançon, and Marie-Luce Viaud. "Assessing group cohesion in homophily networks", ACM/IEEE 2013 Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Niagara Falls, Canada, Aug. 2013

The complete work can be found in my thesis 
Benjamin Renoust,  Analysis and Visualisation of Edge Entanglement in Multiplex Networks, Bordeaux University, Dec. 2013

You can find all this information and papers at this page 
http://www.labri.fr/perso/renoust

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On 14 June 2014 09:28, Snijders, T.A.B. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Dear Jordi et al.,

I would think this domain is very similar, or just the same, as what is now called "the analysis of multilevel networks" where mostly we talk about multi-mode (rather than multi-modal) networks. Search for the term "multilevel" or "multi-level" and also "two-mode" and "multi-mode" in the abstracts of the 2014 Sunbelt. The EUSN conference of next month in Barcelona has a session on multilevel networks chaired by Mark Tranmer and Francesca Pallotti.
Some relevant papers for your example about intellectuals and ideas are
Roth, C., Cointet, J.P., 2010. Social and semantic coevolution in knowledge networks.
Social Networks 32, 16–29.
Lazega, Emmanuel, et al. "Catching up with big fish in the big pond? Multi-level network analysis through linked design." Social Networks 30.2 (2008): 159-176.

Best,
Tom


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Professor of Statistics in the Social Sciences, University of Oxford
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Hello-

SO a friend and colleague is starting to think about doing some network
studies of intellectuals, their groups, and ideas or concepts.

FOr example, in a period, there are intellectuals who have relations due to
co-membership in journals, schools, universities, and so on.  That is a
first bimodal network of groups by persons.  Second, he wants to look at a
topic like baking (not his topic) and how it emerges in one journal/person
cluster and perhaps "moves' over time to others.  Like a diffusion study.

A question in my head is if the the people, groups and concepts can be one
big bimodal network?  Or, can we have "trimodal" networks of three kinds of
objects?

Are there models of how to study this kind of question that is at the
intersection of social structure and meaning-making/cultural dynamics.

THANK YOU!

Jordi

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