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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2012, Vol. 28 Issue (5): 7-15    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2012.05.02
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Research on Methods and Tools of Social Network Visualization
Liang Chen, Xu Jian
School of Information Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Abstract  Based on the relevant study of social network visualization, the authors summarize the background of visualization and social network analysis, and classifies as the static representation and interaction techniques of social network visualization. In addition, some typical tools for social network visualization such as UCINET, Pajek, NWB, NodeXL and Gephi are also introduced. Last but not least, the paper concludes the primary tendencies of social network visualization: three-dimension, dynamic and hybrid,which will be benefit for those researchers of the same interest.
Key wordsSocial Network Analysis(SNA)      Visualization methods      Visualization softwares     
Received: 28 April 2012      Published: 24 July 2012



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Liang Chen, Xu Jian. Research on Methods and Tools of Social Network Visualization. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2012, 28(5): 7-15.

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