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Subject/Keyword
social networks
query language
data integration
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Serrano Suarez, Diego Fernando
Supervisor and department
Barbosa, Denilson (Computing Science)
Stroulia, Eleni (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Sander, Jorg (Computing Science)
Kurgan, Lukasz (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-01-26T22:01:30Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Social network sites are becoming increasingly popular and useful as well as relevant means for serious social research. However, despite their user appeal and wide adoption, the current generation of sites are hard to query and explore, offering limited views of local network neighbourhoods. Moreover these sites are disconnected islands of information due to application and interface differences. We describe SociQL: a query language along with a prototype implementation that enables for the representation, querying and exploration of disparate social networks. Unlike generic web query languages, SociQL is designed to support the examination of sociological questions, incorporating social theory and integration of networks that form a single unified source of information. The thesis discusses the design and rationale for the elements in the language, and reports on our experiences in querying real social network sites with it.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3P651
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License granted by Diego Serrano Suarez (serranos@ualberta.ca) on 2011-01-25T23:56:15Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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