International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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March 26-28, 2007

An Empirical Investigation of Social Networks in the Blogosphere

Uldis Bojars, Andreas Harth, Sheila Kinsella and Sriniva Raghavendra

We seek out to investigate the social networks manifested in weblogs. Our dataset, derived from an initial list of URIs, consists of 3.9M files in XML or RDF format, totalling over 400M statements in RDF. We continue by applying well- known network analysis algorithm to parts of the derived network. Our experiments show that links analysis algorithms benefit from input in a common, structured data model.


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