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    The happiness paradox: your friends are happier than you

    Most individuals in social networks experience a so-called Friendship Paradox: they are less popular than their friends on average. This effect may explain recent findings that widespread social network media ...

    Johan Bollen, Bruno Gonçalves, Ingrid van de Leemput and Guangchen Ruan

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:4

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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    Improving official statistics in emerging markets using machine learning and mobile phone data

    Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in the developing world with global penetration rates reaching 90%. Mobile phone data, also called CDR, are generated everytime phones are used and rec...

    Eaman Jahani, Pål Sundsøy, Johannes Bjelland, Linus Bengtsson, Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:3

    Published on: 16 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Data Science 2017 6:8

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    BiFold visualization of bipartite datasets

    The emerging domain of data-enabled science necessitates development of algorithms and tools for knowledge discovery. Human interaction with data through well-constructed graphical representation can take spec...

    Yazhen Jiang, Joseph D Skufca and Jie Sun

    EPJ Data Science 2017 6:2

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    Applying Hidden Markov Models to Voting Advice Applications

    In recent times, a phenomenon that threatens the representative democracy of many developed countries is the low voter turnout. Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) are used to inform citizens about the political...

    Marilena Agathokleous and Nicolas Tsapatsoulis

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:34

    Published on: 13 December 2016

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    Generic temporal features of performance rankings in sports and games

    Many complex phenomena, from trait selection in biological systems to hierarchy formation in social and economic entities, show signs of competition and heterogeneous performance in the temporal evolution of t...

    José A Morales, Sergio Sánchez, Jorge Flores, Carlos Pineda, Carlos Gershenson, Germinal Cocho, Jerónimo Zizumbo, Rosalío F Rodríguez and Gerardo Iñiguez

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:33

    Published on: 25 November 2016

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    Estimating suicide occurrence statistics using Google Trends

    Data on the number of people who have committed suicide tends to be reported with a substantial time lag of around two years. We examine whether online activity measured by Google searches can help us improve est...

    Ladislav Kristoufek, Helen Susannah Moat and Tobias Preis

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:32

    Published on: 8 November 2016

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    The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes

    Advances in computing power, natural language processing, and digitization of text now make it possible to study a culture’s evolution through its texts using a ‘big data’ lens. Our ability to communicate reli...

    Andrew J Reagan, Lewis Mitchell, Dilan Kiley, Christopher M Danforth and Peter Sheridan Dodds

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:31

    Published on: 4 November 2016

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    The classical origin of modern mathematics

    This paper introduces a data-driven methodology to study the historical evolution of mathematical thinking and its spatial spreading. To do so, we have collected and integrated data from different online acade...

    Floriana Gargiulo, Auguste Caen, Renaud Lambiotte and Timoteo Carletti

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:26

    Published on: 16 August 2016

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    Countrywide arrhythmia: emergency event detection using mobile phone data

    Large scale social events that involve violence may have dramatic political, economic and social consequences. These events may result in higher crime rates, spreading of infectious diseases, economic crises, ...

    Didem Gundogdu, Ozlem D Incel, Albert A Salah and Bruno Lepri

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:25

    Published on: 27 July 2016

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    Quantifying social contacts in a household setting of rural Kenya using wearable proximity sensors

    Close proximity interactions between individuals influence how infections spread. Quantifying close contacts in developing world settings, where such data is sparse yet disease burden is high, can provide insi...

    Moses C Kiti, Michele Tizzoni, Timothy M Kinyanjui, Dorothy C Koech, Patrick K Munywoki, Milosch Meriac, Luca Cappa, André Panisson, Alain Barrat, Ciro Cattuto and D James Nokes

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:21

    Published on: 14 June 2016

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    Gender homophily in online dyadic and triadic relationships

    Gender homophily, or the preference for interaction with individuals of the same gender, has been observed in many contexts, especially during childhood and adolescence. In this study we investigate such pheno...

    David Laniado, Yana Volkovich, Karolin Kappler and Andreas Kaltenbrunner

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:19

    Published on: 12 May 2016

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    Untangling performance from success

    Fame, popularity and celebrity status, frequently used tokens of success, are often loosely related to, or even divorced from professional performance. This dichotomy is partly rooted in the difficulty to dist...

    Burcu Yucesoy and Albert-László Barabási

    EPJ Data Science 2016 5:17

    Published on: 29 April 2016

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