PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Generalized Blockmodeling of Two-mode Network Data.
Vladimir Batagelj, Patrick Doreian and Anuška Ferligoj
Soc. networks Volume 26, Number 1, pp. 29-53, 2004. ISSN 83-7252-134-4

Abstract

We extend the direct approach for blockmodeling one-mode data to two-mode data. The key idea in this development is that the rows and columns are partitioned simultaneously but in different ways. Many (but not all) of the generalized block types can be mobilized in blockmodeling two-mode network data. These methods were applied to some `voting' data from the 2000-2001 term of the Supreme Court and to the classic Deep South data on women attending events. The obtained partitions are easy to interpret and compelling. The insight that rows and columns can be partitioned in different ways can be applied also to one-mode data. This is illustrated by a partition of a journal-to-journal citation network where journals are viewed simultaneously as both producers and consumers of scientific knowledge.

EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Natural Language Processing
Theory & Algorithms
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:696
Deposited By:Boris Horvat
Deposited On:30 December 2004