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Morphogenesis of epistemic networks: a case study

Roth, Camille (2007) Morphogenesis of epistemic networks: a case study

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Abstract

Agents producing and exchanging knowledge are forming as a whole a socio-semantic complex system. We argue that several significant aspects of the structure of a knowledge community are primarily produced by the co-evolution between agents and concepts, i.e. the evolution of an epistemic network. Focus- ing on a particular community of scientists working on a well-defined topic, we micro-found various stylized facts regarding its structure by exhibiting processes at the level of agents accounting for the emergence of epistemic community struc- ture. After assessing the empirical interaction and growth processes, and assum- ing that agents and concepts are co-evolving, we successfully propose a morpho- genesis model rebuilding relevant high-level stylized facts.

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Additional Information: Published in: Proceedings of the Fourth European Social Simulation Association Annual Conference, Toulouse, France. Sep. 2007. p575-588.
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology > Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS)
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1596

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