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Socio-Spatial Pareto Frontiers of Twitter Networks

Brandon Oselio, Alex Kulesza, Alfred O. Hero III


Social media provides a rich source of networked data. This data is represented by a set of nodes and a set of relations (edges). It is often possible to obtain or infer multiple types of relations from the same set of nodes, such as observed friend connections, inferred links via semantic comparison, or relations based off of geographic proximity. These edge sets can be represented by one multi-layer network. In this paper we review a method to perform community detection of multilayer networks, and illustrate its use as a visualization tool for analyzing different community partitions. The algorithm is illustrated on a dataset from Twitter, specifically regarding the National Football League (NFL).