A category-theoretic approach to social network analysis

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In this paper we introduce a category-theoretic formalisation of social network analysis. This generalises traditional graph-theoretic formalisations and facilitates a formal approach to statements and beliefs about social networks. We describe a formal semantics for belief in social networks, and we illustrate our formalisation by a case study drawn from organisational structure in the Gulf War. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.




Dekker, A. H. (2002). A category-theoretic approach to social network analysis. In Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (Vol. 61, pp. 21–33). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1571-0661(04)00303-2

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