Social Measures and Flexible Navigation on Online Contact Networks

Korfiatis, N. and Sicilia, M.A. (2007) Social Measures and Flexible Navigation on Online Contact Networks. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Fuzzy Systems Conference, FUZZ-IEEE 2007. IEEE Press, GBR, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

This paper discusses ways of navigating online contact networks - networks of social connections defined under a relational context - on a way that can provide much more meaningful information to those that use them. In particular we use the concept of a weak and strong relational tie to address the different levels of social distance and express them using a trapezoid function of fuzzy numbers. We provide a numerical example using a fuzzy graph where the strength or weakness of the connections is defined as a fuzzy number and address some of the advantages of this approach to provide better information for the members of this contact network.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 06:20
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 10:47
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/51434
DOI: 10.1109/FUZZY.2007.4295565

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