Same Wavelength Group Identification from Online Social Networks: A General Framework

Rafeeque Pandara Chalil1 and Selvaraju Sendhilkumar1

  1. Dept. of Information Science and Technology
    Anna University Chennai, India
    rafeeqpc@auist.net,thamaraikumar@cs.annauniv.edu

Abstract

Reacting to social issues or events through Online Social Networks has become a social habit. Social scientists have identified several network relationships and dimensions that induce homophily. Sentiments or opinions towards different issues have been observed as a key dimension which characterizes human behaviour. People usually express their sentiments towards various issues. Different persons from different walks of social life may share same opinion towards various issues. When these persons constitute a group, such groups can be conveniently termed same wavelength groups. We propose a novel framework based on sentiments and an algorithm to identify such same wavelength groups from online social networks like twitter. The proposed algorithm generates same wavelength groups in polynomial time for relatively small set of events. The analysis of such groups would be of help in unravelling their response patterns and behavioural features.

Key words

Same wavelength group, Sentiment analysis, Behavioural analysis, Overlapping community, Homophily

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS130220005C

Publication information

Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2014)
Year of Publication: 2014
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Chalil, R. P., Sendhilkumar, S.: Same Wavelength Group Identification from Online Social Networks: A General Framework. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 1, 229–239. (2014)