Data mining in a complex world - in the real world, objects are connected together but those objects belong to different types
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“My philosophy is that in the real world, objects are connected together but those objects belong to different types,” she said, pointing to humans, buildings, and digital devices as examples “Even with humans we can still identify different groups.”
Instead of looking at two-dimensional relationships in an isolated system, her approach brings together a series of complex algorithms that simultaneously address objects from multiple domains and their interactions in a much bigger, real-world environment. She has used the method to probe social networks like Flickr and Twitter for similarities and patterns.