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Detecting sociosemantic communities by applying social network analysis in tweets

Abascal-Mena, Rocio and Lema, Rose and Sèdes, Florence Detecting sociosemantic communities by applying social network analysis in tweets. (2015) Social Network Analysis and Mining, 5 (1). 1-17. ISSN 1869-5450

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13278-015-0280-2


Virtual social networks have led to a new way of communication that is different from the oral one, where the restriction of time and space generates new linguistic practices. Twitter, a medium for political and social discussion, can be analyzed to understand new ways of communication and to explore sociosemiotics aspects that come with the use of the hashtags and their relationship with other elements. This paper presents a quantitative study of tweets, around a fixed hashtag, in relation with other contents that users bring to connection. By calculating the frequency of terms, a table of nodes and edges is created to visualize tweets like graphs. Our study applies social network analysis that, going beyond mere topology, reveals relevant sociosemantic communities providing insights for the comparison of social and political movements.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer Verlag editor. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Social Network Analysis and Mining website : http://link.springer.com/journal/13278
HAL Id:hal-01283863
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - UAM (MEXICO)
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Deposited On:29 Feb 2016 14:27

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