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  1. 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...

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

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:31

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  2. Predicting human mobility flows at different spatial scales is challenged by the heterogeneity of individual trajectories and the multi-scale nature of transportation networks. As vast amounts of digital trace...

    Authors: Mariano G Beiró, André Panisson, Michele Tizzoni and Ciro Cattuto

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:30

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  3. Community detection techniques are widely used to infer hidden structures within interconnected systems. Despite demonstrating high accuracy on benchmarks, they reproduce the external classification for many r...

    Authors: Vasyl Palchykov, Valerio Gemmetto, Alexey Boyarsky and Diego Garlaschelli

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:28

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  4. 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...

    Authors: Floriana Gargiulo, Auguste Caen, Renaud Lambiotte and Timoteo Carletti

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:26

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  5. Online social systems are multiplex in nature as multiple links may exist between the same two users across different social media. In this work, we study the geo-social properties of multiplex links, spanning...

    Authors: Desislava Hristova, Anastasios Noulas, Chloë Brown, Mirco Musolesi and Cecilia Mascolo

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:24

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  6. In the last few years thousands of scientific papers have investigated sentiment analysis, several startups that measure opinions on real data have emerged and a number of innovative products related to this t...

    Authors: Filipe N Ribeiro, Matheus Araújo, Pollyanna Gonçalves, Marcos André Gonçalves and Fabrício Benevenuto

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:23

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  7. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:21

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  8. 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...

    Authors: David Laniado, Yana Volkovich, Karolin Kappler and Andreas Kaltenbrunner

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:19

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  9. 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...

    Authors: Burcu Yucesoy and Albert-László Barabási

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:17

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  10. Participation in social sensing applications is challenged by privacy threats. Large-scale access to citizens’ data allow surveillance and discriminatory actions that may result in segregation phenomena in soc...

    Authors: Evangelos Pournaras, Jovan Nikolic, Pablo Velásquez, Marcello Trovati, Nik Bessis and Dirk Helbing

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:14

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  11. Energy efficiency is a key challenge for building sustainable societies. Due to growing populations, increasing incomes and the industrialization of developing countries, the world primary energy consumption i...

    Authors: Andrey Bogomolov, Bruno Lepri, Roberto Larcher, Fabrizio Antonelli, Fabio Pianesi and Alex Pentland

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:13

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  12. Tourism is becoming a significant contributor to medium and long range travels in an increasingly globalized world. Leisure traveling has an important impact on the local and global economy as well as on the e...

    Authors: Aleix Bassolas, Maxime Lenormand, Antònia Tugores, Bruno Gonçalves and José J Ramasco

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Data Science 2016 5:16

  13. We detect the backbone of the weighted bipartite network of the Japanese credit market relationships. The backbone is detected by adapting a general method used in the investigation of weighted networks. With ...

    Authors: Luca Marotta, Salvatore Miccichè, Yoshi Fujiwara, Hiroshi Iyetomi, Hideaki Aoyama, Mauro Gallegati and Rosario N Mantegna

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:10

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  14. In this paper, we study the network of global interconnections between language communities, based on shared co-editing interests of Wikipedia editors, and show that although English is discussed as a potential l...

    Authors: Anna Samoilenko, Fariba Karimi, Daniel Edler, Jérôme Kunegis and Markus Strohmaier

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Data Science 2016 5:15

  15. We consider inventions as novel combinations of existing technological capabilities. Patent data allow us to explicitly identify such combinatorial processes in invention activities (Youn et al. in J R Soc Interf...

    Authors: Daniel Kim, Daniel Burkhardt Cerigo, Hawoong Jeong and Hyejin Youn

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:8

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  16. Citation networks have been widely used to study the evolution of science through the lenses of the underlying patterns of knowledge flows among academic papers, authors, research sub-fields, and scientific jo...

    Authors: Valerio Ciotti, Moreno Bonaventura, Vincenzo Nicosia, Pietro Panzarasa and Vito Latora

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:7

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  17. Contributing to the writing of history has never been as easy as it is today thanks to Wikipedia, a community-created encyclopedia that aims to document the world’s knowledge from a neutral point of view. Thou...

    Authors: Claudia Wagner, Eduardo Graells-Garrido, David Garcia and Filippo Menczer

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:5

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  18. Segregation is widespread in all realms of human society. Several influential studies have argued that intolerance is not a prerequisite for a segregated society, and that segregation can arise even when peopl...

    Authors: Milena Tsvetkova, Olof Nilsson, Camilla Öhman, Lovisa Sumpter and David Sumpter

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:4

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  19. The exploration of people’s everyday life has long been of interest to social scientists. Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in analyzing human behavioral data generated by technology (e.g. mobile ...

    Authors: Simone Centellegher, Marco De Nadai, Michele Caraviello, Chiara Leonardi, Michele Vescovi, Yusi Ramadian, Nuria Oliver, Fabio Pianesi, Alex Pentland, Fabrizio Antonelli and Bruno Lepri

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:3

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  20. Link prediction appears as a central problem of network science, as it calls for unfolding the mechanisms that govern the micro-dynamics of the network. In this work, we are interested in ego-networks, that is th...

    Authors: Lionel Tabourier, Anne-Sophie Libert and Renaud Lambiotte

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2016 5:1

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  21. In recent years, we have seen scientists attempt to model and explain human dynamics and in particular human movement. Many aspects of our complex life are affected by human movement such as disease spread and...

    Authors: Hugo Barbosa, Fernando B de Lima-Neto, Alexandre Evsukoff and Ronaldo Menezes

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:21

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  22. Uber has recently been introducing novel practices in urban taxi transport. Journey prices can change dynamically in almost real time and also vary geographically from one area to another in a city, a strategy...

    Authors: Anastasios Noulas, Vsevolod Salnikov, Renaud Lambiotte and Cecilia Mascolo

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:23

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  23. The spreading of information is of crucial importance for the modern information society. While we still receive information from mass media and other non-personalized sources, online social networks and influ...

    Authors: Alexandre Vidmer, Matúš Medo and Yi-Cheng Zhang

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:20

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  24. Large-scale protests occur frequently and sometimes overthrow entire political systems. Meanwhile, online social networks have become an increasingly common component of people’s lives. We present a large-scal...

    Authors: Zachary C Steinert-Threlkeld, Delia Mocanu, Alessandro Vespignani and James Fowler

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:19

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  25. Novel data streams (NDS), such as web search data or social media updates, hold promise for enhancing the capabilities of public health surveillance. In this paper, we outline a conceptual framework for integr...

    Authors: Benjamin M Althouse, Samuel V Scarpino, Lauren Ancel Meyers, John W Ayers, Marisa Bargsten, Joan Baumbach, John S Brownstein, Lauren Castro, Hannah Clapham, Derek AT Cummings, Sara Del Valle, Stephen Eubank, Geoffrey Fairchild, Lyn Finelli, Nicholas Generous, Dylan George…

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:17

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  26. The goal of the present thematic series is to showcase some of the most relevant contributions submitted to the ‘Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge 2014’ and to provide a discussion venue about recent advances ...

    Authors: Bruno Lepri, Fabrizio Antonelli, Fabio Pianesi and Alex Pentland

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:16

    Content type: Editorial

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  27. The widespread adoption of mobile devices that record the communications, social relations, and movements of billions of individuals in great detail presents unique opportunities for the study of social struct...

    Authors: Huina Mao, Xin Shuai, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Johan Bollen

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:15

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  28. Customers mobility is dependent on the sophistication of their needs: sophisticated customers need to travel more to fulfill their needs. In this paper, we provide more detailed evidence of this phenomenon, pr...

    Authors: Michele Coscia, Diego Pennacchioli and Fosca Giannotti

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:14

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  29. The Internet is composed of routing devices connected between them and organized into independent administrative entities: the Autonomous Systems. The existence of different types of Autonomous Systems (like l...

    Authors: Mariano G Beiró, Sebastián P Grynberg and J Ignacio Alvarez-Hamelin

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:12

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  30. In this paper, we review some advances made recently in the study of mobile phone datasets. This area of research has emerged a decade ago, with the increasing availability of large-scale anonymized datasets, and...

    Authors: Vincent D Blondel, Adeline Decuyper and Gautier Krings

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:10

    Content type: Review

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  31. In this paper we apply techniques of complex network analysis to data sources representing public funding programs and discuss the importance of the considered indicators for program evaluation. Starting from ...

    Authors: Stefano Nicotri, Eufemia Tinelli, Nicola Amoroso, Elena Garuccio and Roberto Bellotti

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:8

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  32. The high population density in cities confers many advantages, including improved social interaction and information exchange. However, it is often argued that urban living comes at the expense of reducing hap...

    Authors: Aamena Alshamsi, Edmond Awad, Maryam Almehrezi, Vahan Babushkin, Pai-Ju Chang, Zakariyah Shoroye, Attila-Péter Tóth and Iyad Rahwan

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:7

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  33. Recent grassroots movements have suggested that online social networks might play a key role in their organization, as adherents have a fast, many-to-many, communication channel to help coordinate their mobili...

    Authors: Raquel Alvarez, David Garcia, Yamir Moreno and Frank Schweitzer

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2015 4:6

    Content type: Research

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