Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

Visualizing Overlapping Latent Communities Using POI-Based Visualizations

Dudas, Patrick M and Ahn, Jae-wook and de Jongh, Martijn and Brusilovsky, Peter (2013) Visualizing Overlapping Latent Communities Using POI-Based Visualizations. In: iConference 2013, 12 February 2013 - 15 February 2013, Fort Worth, TX.

Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1MB) | Preview
[img] Plain Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1kB)


Social network analysis and social network visualizations can provide a meaningful statistical and topological understanding of latent communities. However, the majority of current visualization approaches just represent sub-communities as clusters of closely related nodes in a node-link diagram and embed limitations to represent overlapping communities and multi-layer community structure frequently found from modern complex networks. We argue that visualizations based on points of interest can provide a better solution to represent overlapping latent sub-communities. We present two visualization systems, SuperVIBE and ContextForces, which implement this approach. These systems operate by creating two-dimensional latent spaces by means of grouping nodes using external variables not presented in the graph and by offering an interactive visualization to filter and map in these latent spaces. Understanding which latent groups are most central to a variety of topics and providing visual clues to the individuals critical to those groups provides a mechanism to explore and discover overlapping latent communities.


Social Networking:
Share |


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dudas, Patrick Mpmd18@pitt.eduPMD18
Ahn, Jae-wook
de Jongh, Martijn
Brusilovsky, Peterpeterb@pitt.eduPETERB0000-0002-1902-1464
Date: 12 February 2013
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: Fort Worth, Texas
Event Title: iConference 2013
Event Dates: 12 February 2013 - 15 February 2013
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 18:03
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 12:57


Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item