Abstract

Email usage is pervasive among people from different backgrounds, and email corpus can be an important data source to study intricate social structures. Social status and role analysis on a personal email network can help reveal hidden information. The availability of Sarah Palin's email corpus presents a great opportunity to study social statuses and social roles in an email network. However, the email corpus does not readily lend itself to social network analysis due to problems such as noisy email data, scale in size, and temporal constraints. In this paper, we report an initial investigation of social status and role analysis on Sarah Palin's email corpus. In particular, we conduct a preliminary study on Palin's social statuses and roles. To the best of our knowledge, this work is the first exploration of Sarah Palin's email corpus recently released by the state of Alaska. Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWWW'12 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web Companion
Pages531-532
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2012
Event21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web, WWW'12 - Lyon, France
Duration: Apr 16 2012Apr 20 2012

Publication series

NameWWW'12 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web Companion

Other

Other21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web, WWW'12
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period4/16/124/20/12

Keywords

  • Email Corpus
  • Sarah Palin
  • Social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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