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    Detection of strong attractors in social media networks

    Detection of influential actors in social media such as Twitter or Facebook plays an important role for improving the quality and efficiency of work and services in many fields such as education and marketing.

    Ziyaad Qasem, Marc Jansen, Tobias Hecking and H. Ulrich Hoppe

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:11

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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    Text normalization for named entity recognition in Vietnamese tweets

    Named entity recognition (NER) is a task of detecting named entities in documents and categorizing them to predefined classes, such as person, location, and organization. This paper focuses on tweets posted on...

    Vu H. Nguyen, Hien T. Nguyen and Vaclav Snasel

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:10

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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    Why continuous discussion can promote the consensus of opinions?

    Why group opinions tend to be converged through continued communication, discussion and interactions? Under the framework of the social influence network model, we rigorously prove that the group consensus is ...

    Zhenpeng Li, Xijin Tang, Benhui Chen, Jian Yang and Peng Su

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:9

    Published on: 21 November 2016

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    Real-time topic-aware influence maximization using preprocessing

    Influence maximization is the task of finding a set of seed nodes in a social network such that the influence spread of these seed nodes based on certain influence diffusion model is maximized. Topic-aware inf...

    Wei Chen, Tian Lin and Cheng Yang

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:8

    Published on: 10 November 2016

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    Information fusion-based approach for studying influence on Twitter using belief theory

    Influence in Twitter has become recently a hot research topic, since this micro-blogging service is widely used to share and disseminate information. Some users are more able than others to influence and persuade...

    Lobna Azaza, Sergey Kirgizov, Marinette Savonnet, Éric Leclercq, Nicolas Gastineau and Rim Faiz

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:5

    Published on: 22 September 2016

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    Factorization threshold models for scale-free networks generation

    Several models for producing scale-free networks have been suggested; most of them are based on the preferential attachment approach. In this article, we suggest a new approach for generating scale-free networ...

    Akmal Artikov, Aleksandr Dorodnykh, Yana Kashinskaya and Egor Samosvat

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:4

    Published on: 22 August 2016

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    A hashtag recommendation system for twitter data streams

    Twitter has evolved into a powerful communication and information sharing tool used by millions of people around the world to post what is happening now. A hashtag, a keyword prefixed with a hash symbol (#), i...

    Eriko Otsuka, Scott A. Wallace and David Chiu

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:3

    Published on: 31 May 2016

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    A game theory-based trust measurement model for social networks

    In social networks, trust is a complex social network. Participants in online social networks want to share information and experiences with as many reliable users as possible. However, the modeling of trust i...

    Yingjie Wang, Zhipeng Cai, Guisheng Yin, Yang Gao, Xiangrong Tong and Qilong Han

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:2

    Published on: 20 May 2016

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    Optimization problems in correlated networks

    Solving the shortest path and min-cut problems are key in achieving high-performance and robust communication networks. Those problems have often been studied in deterministic and uncorrelated networks both i...

    Song Yang, Stojan Trajanovski and Fernando A. Kuipers

    Computational Social Networks 2016 3:1

    Published on: 22 January 2016

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    The role of competitiveness in the Prisoner’s Dilemma

    Competitiveness is a relevant social behavior and in several contexts, from economy to sport activities, has a fundamental role. We analyze this social behavior in the domain of evolutionary game theory, using...

    Marco A Javarone and Antonio E Atzeni

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:15

    Published on: 31 July 2015

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    Co-evolutionary dynamics in social networks: a case study of Twitter

    Complex networks often exhibit co-evolutionary dynamics, meaning that the network topology and the state of nodes or links are coupled, affecting each other in overlapping time scales. We focus on the co-evolu...

    Demetris Antoniades and Constantine Dovrolis

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:14

    Published on: 31 July 2015

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    Distribution and dependence of extremes in network sampling processes

    We explore the dependence structure in the sampled sequence of complex networks. We consider randomized algorithms to sample the nodes and study extremal properties in any associated stationary sequence of cha...

    Konstantin Avrachenkov, Natalia M. Markovich and Jithin K. Sreedharan

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:12

    Published on: 22 July 2015

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    Network approach to internet bandwidth distributions

    This study examines the communications networks formed by direct international Internet links, weighted by bandwidth capacity, each year over the 2002–2011 period. Specifically, we analyze changes in bandwidth...

    Hyunjin Seo and Stuart Thorson

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:11

    Published on: 19 July 2015

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    Sentiment leaning of influential communities in social networks

    Social media and social networks contribute to shape the debate on societal and policy issues, but the dynamics of this process is not well understood. As a case study, we monitor Twitter activity on a wide ra...

    Borut Sluban, Jasmina Smailović, Stefano Battiston and Igor Mozetič

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:9

    Published on: 14 July 2015

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    Classifying latent infection states in complex networks

    Algorithms for identifying the infection states of nodes in a network are crucial for understanding and containing epidemics and cascades. Often, however, only the infection states of a small set of nodes are ...

    Yeon-sup Lim, Bruno Ribeiro and Don Towsley

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:8

    Published on: 21 April 2015

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    Efficient network generation under general preferential attachment

    Preferential attachment (PA) models of network structure are widely used due to their explanatory power and conceptual simplicity. PA models are able to account for the scale-free degree distributions observed...

    James Atwood, Bruno Ribeiro and Don Towsley

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:7

    Published on: 15 April 2015

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    Efficiently identifying critical nodes in large complex networks

    The critical node detection problem (CNDP) aims to fragment a graph G=(V,E) by removing a set of vertices R with cardinality |R|≤k, such that the residual graph has minimum pairwise connectivity for user-defined ...

    Mario Ventresca and Dionne Aleman

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:6

    Published on: 28 March 2015

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    Handling big data of online social networks on a small machine

    Dealing with big data in computational social networks may require powerful machines, big storage, and high bandwidth, which may seem beyond the capacity of small labs. We demonstrate that researchers with lim...

    Ming Jia, Hualiang Xu, Jingwen Wang, Yiqi Bai, Benyuan Liu and Jie Wang

    Computational Social Networks 2015 2:5

    Published on: 14 March 2015

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