Who With Whom And How?: Extracting Large Social Networks Using Search Engines

@article{Siersdorfer2015WhoWW,
  title={Who With Whom And How?: Extracting Large Social Networks Using Search Engines},
  author={Stefan Siersdorfer and Philipp Kemkes and Hanno Ackermann and Sergej Zerr},
  journal={Proceedings of the 24th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management},
  year={2015}
}
Social network analysis is leveraged in a variety of applications such as identifying influential entities, detecting communities with special interests, and determining the flow of information and innovations. However, existing approaches for extracting social networks from unstructured Web content do not scale well and are only feasible for small graphs. In this paper, we introduce novel methodologies for query-based search engine mining, enabling efficient extraction of social networks from… 

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