## Topic and role discovery in social networks (2005)

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Mccallum05topicand,

author = {Andrew Mccallum and Andrés Corrada-emmanuel and Xuerui Wang},

title = {Topic and role discovery in social networks},

booktitle = {In IJCAI},

year = {2005},

pages = {786--791}

}

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Previous work in social network analysis (SNA) has modeled the existence of links from one entity to another, but not the language content or topics on those links. We present the Author-Recipient-Topic (ART) model for social network analysis, which learns topic distributions based on the direction-sensitive messages sent between entities. The model builds on Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) and the Author-Topic (AT) model, adding the key attribute that distribution over topics is conditioned distinctly on both the sender and recipient—steering the discovery of topics according to the relationships between people. We give results on both the Enron email corpus and a researcher’s email archive, providing evidence not only that clearly relevant topics are discovered, but that the ART model better predicts people’s roles. 1 Introduction and Related Work Social network analysis (SNA) is the study of mathematical models for interactions among people, organizations and groups. With the recent availability of large datasets of human

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