Multigraphs and Social Network Analysis - MathOverflow most recent 30 from http://mathoverflow.net 2013-06-19T23:43:11Z http://mathoverflow.net/feeds/question/116752 http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/rdf http://mathoverflow.net/questions/116752/multigraphs-and-social-network-analysis Multigraphs and Social Network Analysis Bob 2012-12-19T03:52:28Z 2012-12-19T21:26:30Z <p>I am interested about Social Network Analysis (SNA) with multiple links between pairs of nodes. I'm not aware of works in this area, and I am trying to find any reference in these regards. </p> <p>In particular, is there also something about SNA with negative edges, possibly multigraphs?</p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/116752/multigraphs-and-social-network-analysis/116761#116761 Answer by Tim Porter for Multigraphs and Social Network Analysis Tim Porter 2012-12-19T06:22:19Z 2012-12-19T14:18:50Z <p>The ideas of Formal Concept Analysis may be of use to you. </p> <p>There is at least one paper on the general area "Understanding social networks using Formal Concept Analysis" Vaclav Snasel, Zdenek Horak and Ajith Abraham </p> <p><a href="http://www.softcomputing.net/wi08.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://www.softcomputing.net/wi08.pdf</a></p> http://mathoverflow.net/questions/116752/multigraphs-and-social-network-analysis/116820#116820 Answer by Delio Mugnolo for Multigraphs and Social Network Analysis Delio Mugnolo 2012-12-19T21:26:30Z 2012-12-19T21:26:30Z <p>To comment a bit on D.S. Stones' comment: I think that negative edges are very natural if you think of your graphs as oriented. In fact, this kind of objects are the very fundament of so-called cognitive maps, which have been around for quite a while now - although I cannot really judge how popular they still are, nowadays. <a href="http://sipi.usc.edu/~kosko/FCM.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://sipi.usc.edu/~kosko/FCM.pdf</a></p>