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    Discovering temporal regularities in retail customers’ shopping behavior

    In this paper we investigate the regularities characterizing the temporal purchasing behavior of the customers of a retail market chain. Most of the literature studying purchasing behavior focuses on what cust...

    Riccardo Guidotti, Lorenzo Gabrielli, Anna Monreale, Dino Pedreschi and Fosca Giannotti

    EPJ Data Science 2018 7:6

    Published on: 6 March 2018

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    Collective aspects of privacy in the Twitter social network

    Preserving individual control over private information is one of the rising concerns in our digital society. Online social networks exist in application ecosystems that allow them to access data from other ser...

    David Garcia, Mansi Goel, Amod Kant Agrawal and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

    EPJ Data Science 2018 7:3

    Published on: 18 January 2018

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    Understanding predictability and exploration in human mobility

    Predictive models for human mobility have important applications in many fields including traffic control, ubiquitous computing, and contextual advertisement. The predictive performance of models in literature...

    Andrea Cuttone, Sune Lehmann and Marta C. González

    EPJ Data Science 2018 7:2

    Published on: 11 January 2018

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    Temporal patterns behind the strength of persistent ties

    Social networks are made out of strong and weak ties having very different structural and dynamical properties. But what features of human interaction build a strong tie? Here we approach this question from a ...

    Henry Navarro, Giovanna Miritello, Arturo Canales and Esteban Moro

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:31

    Published on: 16 December 2017

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    Measuring economic activity in China with mobile big data

    Emerging trends in the use of smartphones, online mapping applications, and social media, in addition to the geo-located data they generate, provide opportunities to trace users’ socio-economic activities in a...

    Lei Dong, Sicong Chen, Yunsheng Cheng, Zhengwei Wu, Chao Li and Haishan Wu

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:29

    Published on: 6 November 2017

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    Sentiment analysis methods for understanding large-scale texts: a case for using continuum-scored words and word shift graphs

    The emergence and global adoption of social media has rendered possible the real-time estimation of population-scale sentiment, an extraordinary capacity which has profound implications for our understanding o...

    Andrew J Reagan, Christopher M Danforth, Brian Tivnan, Jake Ryland Williams and Peter Sheridan Dodds

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:28

    Published on: 30 October 2017

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    Novel and topical business news and their impact on stock market activity

    We propose an indicator to measure the degree to which a particular news article is novel, as well as an indicator to measure the degree to which a particular news item attracts attention from investors. The n...

    Takayuki Mizuno, Takaaki Ohnishi and Tsutomu Watanabe

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:26

    Published on: 11 October 2017

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    Gaining historical and international relations insights from social media: spatio-temporal real-world news analysis using Twitter

    The immense growth of the social Web, which has made a large amount of user data easily and publicly available, has opened a whole new spectrum for research in social behavioral sciences. However, as the volum...

    Vanessa Peña-Araya, Mauricio Quezada, Barbara Poblete and Denis Parra

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:25

    Published on: 6 October 2017

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    Estimating local commuting patterns from geolocated Twitter data

    The emergence of large stores of transactional data generated by increasing use of digital devices presents a huge opportunity for policymakers to improve their knowledge of the local environment and thus make...

    Graham McNeill, Jonathan Bright and Scott A Hale

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:24

    Published on: 2 October 2017

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    The effect of Pokémon Go on the pulse of the city: a natural experiment

    Pokémon Go, a location-based game that uses augmented reality techniques, received unprecedented media coverage due to claims that it allowed for greater access to public spaces, increasing the number of peopl...

    Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Leo Ferres, Diego Caro and Loreto Bravo

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:23

    Published on: 15 September 2017

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    Data-driven modeling of collaboration networks: a cross-domain analysis

    We analyze large-scale data sets about collaborations from two different domains: economics, specifically 22,000 R&D alliances between 14,500 firms, and science, specifically 300,000 co-authorship relations be...

    Mario V Tomasello, Giacomo Vaccario and Frank Schweitzer

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:22

    Published on: 6 September 2017

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    Rapid rise and decay in petition signing

    Contemporary collective action, much of which involves social media and other Internet-based platforms, leaves a digital imprint which may be harvested to better understand the dynamics of mobilization. Petiti...

    Taha Yasseri, Scott A Hale and Helen Z Margetts

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:20

    Published on: 29 August 2017

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    Comparison of traffic reliability index with real traffic data

    Existing studies have developed different indices based on various approaches including network connectivity, delay time and flow capacity, estimating the traffic reliability states from different angles. Howe...

    Limiao Zhang, Guanwen Zeng, Shengmin Guo, Daqing Li and Ziyou Gao

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:19

    Published on: 25 August 2017

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    The shape of collaborations

    The structure of scientific collaborations has been the object of intense study both for its importance for innovation and scientific advancement, and as a model system for social group coordination and format...

    Alice Patania, Giovanni Petri and Francesco Vaccarino

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:18

    Published on: 24 August 2017

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    A roadmap for the computation of persistent homology

    Persistent homology (PH) is a method used in topological data analysis (TDA) to study qualitative features of data that persist across multiple scales. It is robust to perturbations of in...

    Nina Otter, Mason A Porter, Ulrike Tillmann, Peter Grindrod and Heather A Harrington

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:17

    Published on: 9 August 2017

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    Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression

    Using Instagram data from 166 individuals, we applied machine learning tools to successfully identify markers of depression. Statistical features were computationally extracted from 43,950 participant Instagra...

    Andrew G Reece and Christopher M Danforth

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:15

    Published on: 8 August 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Data Science 2017 6:21

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    Early detection of promoted campaigns on social media

    Social media expose millions of users every day to information campaigns - some emerging organically from grassroots activity, others sustained by advertising or other coordinated efforts. These campaigns cont...

    Onur Varol, Emilio Ferrara, Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Flammini

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:13

    Published on: 5 July 2017

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