AllegroGraph 3.0 now comes with a Social Network Analysis component, amongst several other interesting features including improved geo support.
By viewing interactions as connections a in graph, we can treat a multitude of different situations using the tools of Social Network Analysis (SNA). SNA lets us answer questions like:
- How closely connected are any two individuals?
- What are the core groups or clusters within the data?
- How important is this person (or company) to the flow of information?
- How likely is it that this person and that person know one another?
The field is full of rich mathematical techniques and powerful algorithms. AllegroGraph’s SNA toolkit includes an array of search methods, tools for measuring centrality and importance, and the building blocks for creating more specialized measures. These tools can be used with any “network” data set whether its connections between companies and directors, predator/prey food webs, chemical interactions, or links between web sites.