Abstract

This paper presents a social computing tool that centers around social scientists. In the past years, we have worked with social scientists and cultural anthropologists. We learned their ways of studying subjects in social media, what their needs are, and their interests. In the process, we have built a generic platform for collecting data in blogosphere, tracking blogs of particular interests, and facilitating comparative data analysis. We report our progress in building and expanding this socialscientist- centered social computing tool. We show how we are inspired by the research of social scientists in our effort to build the platform - BlogTrackers, which can help identify key topics of discussion, identify influential bloggers, track topics over time, and search blogs. These features can help social scientists to quickly analyze both blogs and bloggers at a scale, which is otherwise impossible through manual investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010
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Event2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010 - Cebu, Philippines
Duration: Aug 11 2010Aug 13 2010

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Other2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010
CountryPhilippines
CityCebu
Period8/11/108/13/10

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  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Kumar, S., Agarwal, N., & Liu, H. (2010). Towards building a social computing tool for social scientists. In 2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010 [5563334] https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANCOM.2010.5563334

Towards building a social computing tool for social scientists. / Kumar, Shamanth; Agarwal, Nitin; Liu, Huan.

2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010. 2010. 5563334.

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Kumar, S, Agarwal, N & Liu, H 2010, Towards building a social computing tool for social scientists. in 2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010., 5563334, 2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010, Cebu, Philippines, 8/11/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANCOM.2010.5563334
Kumar S, Agarwal N, Liu H. Towards building a social computing tool for social scientists. In 2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010. 2010. 5563334 https://doi.org/10.1109/HUMANCOM.2010.5563334
Kumar, Shamanth ; Agarwal, Nitin ; Liu, Huan. / Towards building a social computing tool for social scientists. 2010 3rd International Conference on Human-Centric Computing, HumanCom 2010. 2010.
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