Social Network Mining from the Web

Social Network Mining from the Web

Yutaka Matsuo (Japanese Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan), Junichiro Mori (DFKI GmbH, Germany) and Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-162-9.ch007
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Abstract

This chapter describes social network mining from the Web. Since the end of the 1990s, several attempts have been made to mine social network information from e-mail messages, message boards, Web linkage structure, and Web content. In this chapter, we specifically examine the social network extraction from the Web using a search engine. The Web is a huge source of information about relations among persons. Therefore, we can build a social network by merging the information distributed on the Web. The growth of information on the Web, in addition to the development of a search engine, opens new possibilities to process the vast amounts of relevant information and mine important structures and knowledge.

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