Communication motifs: a tool to characterize social communications

@inproceedings{Zhao2010CommunicationMA,
  title={Communication motifs: a tool to characterize social communications},
  author={Qiankun Zhao and Yuan Tian and Qi He and Nuria Oliver and Ruoming Jin and Wang-Chien Lee},
  booktitle={CIKM},
  year={2010}
}
Social networks mediate not only the relations between entities, but also the patterns of information propagation among them and their communication behavior. In this paper, we extensively study the temporal annotations (e.g., time stamps and duration) of historical communications in social networks and propose two novel tools -- communication motifs and maximum-flow communication motifs -- for characterizations of the patterns of information propagation in social networks. Using these motifs… CONTINUE READING
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