Social and Semantic Coevolution in Knowledge Networks
Roth, Camille and Cointet, Jean-Philippe (2010) Social and Semantic Coevolution in Knowledge Networks Social Networks, 32 (1).
Socio-semantic networks involve agents creating and processing information: com- munities of scientists, software developers, wiki contributors and webloggers are, among others, examples of such knowledge networks. We aim at demonstrating that the dynam- ics of these communities can be adequately described as the coevolution of a social and a socio-semantic network. More precisely, we will ﬁrst introduce a theoretical frame- work based on a social network and a socio-semantic network, i.e. an epistemic network featuring agents, concepts and links between agents and between agents and concepts. Adopting a relevant empirical protocol, we will then describe the joint dynamics of social and socio-semantic structures, at both macroscopic and microscopic scales, emphasizing the remarkable stability of these macroscopic properties in spite of a vivid local, agent- based network dynamics.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology > Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)|
|Date :||1 January 2010|
|Identification Number :||10.1016/j.socnet.2009.04.005|
|Additional Information :||Published in: Social Networks, 32(1):16-29, 2010. Copyright © Elsevier|
|Depositing User :||Mr Adam Field|
|Date Deposited :||27 May 2010 14:42|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 18:33|
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