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Name Networks: A Content-Based Method for Automated Discovery of Social Networks to Study Collaborative Learning
As a way to gain greater insight into the operation of Library and Information Science (LIS) e-learning communities, the presented work applies automated text mining techniques to text- based communication to identify, ...
The Analysis of Online Communities using Interactive Content-based Social Networks
Today the Internet has become a convenient and ubiquitous platform for anyone with access to publish their thoughts and ideas, express their opinions, argue with their peers on various issues and, most importantly, organize ...
Automated Discovery of Emerging Online Communities Among Blog Readers: A Case Study of a Canadian Real Estate Blog
More than 184 million people worldwide have started a web blog, that collectively attracted at least 346 million blog readers. Due to their popularities, web blogs have been the focus of many recent Internet studies. Aside ...
Write While You Search: Ambient Searching of a Digital Library in the Context of Writing
We consider ideas for a tighter integration of searching a digital library while writing a paper. A prototype system based on web services is described which allows us to explore the design space of ambient search tools ...
Web APIs: A Step towards Greater Mobility of User-Created Data across Social Networking Websites and Their Implications for Research in Information Behavior
As Internet users are joining more online communities such as Facebook and MySpace, they are also becoming more prolific content creators. But unfortunately, the task of managing and exchanging content between their ...
Automated Discovery and Analysis of Social Networks from Threaded Discussions
To gain greater insight into the operation of online social networks, we applied Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to text-based communication to identify and describe underlying social structures in online ...
Analyzing Networked Learning Texts
Social interactions are essential in understanding the collaborative processes in networked learning environments. Although individuals may learn by retrieving information from online archives, dictionaries and ...
When Numbers Alone Are Not Enough: Applications of Qualitative Methodologies
(Canadian Library Association, 2007)
The structure and form of folksonomy tags: The road to the public library catalog
This article examines the linguistic structure of folksonomy tags collected over a thirty-day period from the daily tag logs of Delicious, Furl, and Technorati. The tags were evaluated against the National Information ...
Using GIS for Spatial and Temporal Analysis in Print Culture Studies: Some Opportunities and Challenges
(Duke University Press, 2000)
Examines the issues involved in employing a viewpoint that geography impacts research. Idea in the history of print culture; Interest in the study of print culture; Use of quantitative data by historians of print culture; ...