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Title: A social network analysis of articles on social network analysis Authors:  Clement Lee - Newcastle University (United Kingdom) [presenting]
Darren Wilkinson - Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
Abstract: A collection of articles on the statistical modelling and inference of social networks is analysed in a network fashion. The references of these articles are used to construct a citation network data set, which is (almost) a directed acyclic graph (DAG) because only existing articles can be cited. A mixed membership stochastic block model (MMSBM) is then applied to this data set to soft cluster the articles. For inference, both the regular and collapsed Gibbs samplers are presented with their performances compared. The results give us insights on the influence and categorisation of these articles.