Title: Building a social network of research institutes from information available on the web

Authors: Rasim M. Alguliev; Ramiz M. Aliguliyev; Fadai S. Ganjaliyev

Addresses: Institute of Information Technology of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 9, B. Vahabzade str., Baku, AZ1141, Azerbaijan Republic. ' Institute of Information Technology of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 9, B. Vahabzade str., Baku, AZ1141, Azerbaijan Republic. ' Institute of Information Technology of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 9, B. Vahabzade str., Baku, AZ1141, Azerbaijan Republic

Abstract: Majority of research institutes present results of their activity or leave information about their collaboration on the web. This fact can be used to derive useful information of their past, present and future activity. Hence, social network of research institutes can be of important value for scientific community. This information for building social network of institutes can be retrieved from multiple sources from the web. In this paper we give a reliable theoretical method which can be used to build a social network of research institutes on information extracted on the web. Initially, we shall introduce definition of social networks and then shall give a brief history of social network analysis. Afterwards, we shall present a state of the art of social network analysis on the web. Finally, we shall give a detailed explanation of the method.

Keywords: research institutes; institutional collaboration; multi-relational networks; internet; social networks; research institute networks; social network analysis; research collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2012.047881

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2012 Vol.11 No.1, pp.62 - 76

Available online: 13 Jul 2012 *

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