Sociolect-based community detection

William N. Reynolds, William J. Salter, Robert M. Farber, Courtney Corley, Chase P. Dowling, William O. Beeman, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Joon Nak Choi

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Abstract

'Sociolects' are specialized vocabularies used by social subgroups defined by common interests or origins. We applied methods to retrieve large quantities of Twitter data based on expert-identified sociolects and then applied and developed network-analysis methods to relate sociolect use to network (sub-) structure. We show that novel methods including consideration of node populations, as well as edge counts, provide substantially enhanced performance compared to standard assortativity. We explain these methods, show their utility in analyzing large corpora of social media data, and d iscuss their further extensions and potential applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE ISI 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBig Data, Emergent Threats, and Decision-Making in Security Informatics
Pages221-226
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2013
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, IEEE ISI 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2013Jun 7 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE ISI 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Big Data, Emergent Threats, and Decision-Making in Security Informatics

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, IEEE ISI 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/4/136/7/13

Keywords

  • assortativity
  • community detection
  • network analysis
  • social media analysis
  • sociolect

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