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Comparative Analysis of Social Network Analysis and Visualisation Tools


Prof. Priyanka Shah, Dr. Richa Mehta
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Data Analysis and Visualization is very important for big organizations. When social network data grows rapidly, it becomes difficult to analyse and visualize the data and perform complex comparisons. Various Data Analysis and Visualization tools are used to overcome this problem. The research provides a comparative study on popular visualization tools -Gephi, Cytoscape, SocNetV and yEd that could be used in the analysis of large datasets. Comparison study is categorized based on their significance-basic functionalities, network types, graph layouts, input file formats, graph attributes. Researcher uses denotation to measure social network analysis and visualization tools based on attributes.

Prof. Priyanka Shah, Dr. Richa Mehta

Graph Mining, Social Network Analysis, Graph Attributes

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-02-28 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
508-513 IJSRSET1731124   Technoscience Academy

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Prof. Priyanka Shah, Dr. Richa Mehta, "Comparative Analysis of Social Network Analysis and Visualisation Tools", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.508-513 , January-February-2017.
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