## Towards modelling and analysis of longitudinal social networks

### Jens Dörpinghaus, Vera Weil, Martin W. Sommer

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2023F4965

Citation: Communication Papers of the 18th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 37, pages 81–89 (2023)

Abstract. There are currently several approaches to managing longitudinal data in graphs and social networks. All of them influence the output of algorithms that analyse the data. We present an overview of limitations, possible solutions and open questions for different data schemas for temporal data in social networks, based on a generic RDF-inspired approach that is equivalent to existing approaches. While restricting the algorithms to a specific time point or layer does not affect the results, applying these approaches to a network with multiple time points requires either adapted algorithms or reinterpretation. Thus, with a generic definition of temporal networks as one graph, we will answer the question of how we can analyse longitudinal social networks with centrality measures. In addition, we present two approaches to approximate the change in degree and betweenness centrality measures over time.

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