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  1. Modelling and forecasting real-life human behaviour using online social media is an active endeavour of interest in politics, government, academia, and industry. Since its creation in 2006, Twitter has been pr...

    Authors: Alejandro Vigna-Gómez, Javier Murillo, Manelik Ramirez, Alberto Borbolla, Ian Márquez and Prasun K. Ray
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:23
  2. A comprehensive understanding of collocated social interactions can help campuses and organizations better support their community. Universities could determine new ways to conduct classes and design programs ...

    Authors: Vedant Das Swain, Hyeokhyen Kwon, Sonia Sargolzaei, Bahador Saket, Mehrab Bin Morshed, Kathy Tran, Devashru Patel, Yexin Tian, Joshua Philipose, Yulai Cui, Thomas Plötz, Munmun De Choudhury and Gregory D. Abowd
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:22
  3. To the human eye, different images appear more or less complex, but capturing this intuition in a single aesthetic measure is considered hard. Here, we propose a computationally simple, transparent method for ...

    Authors: Andres Karjus, Mar Canet Solà, Tillmann Ohm, Sebastian E. Ahnert and Maximilian Schich
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:21
  4. Ideological divisions in the United States have become increasingly prominent in daily communication. Accordingly, there has been much research on political polarization, including many recent efforts that tak...

    Authors: Zhiping Xiao, Jeffrey Zhu, Yining Wang, Pei Zhou, Wen Hong Lam, Mason A. Porter and Yizhou Sun
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:20
  5. Urbanization and inequalities are two of the major policy themes of our time, intersecting in large cities where social and economic inequalities are particularly pronounced. Large scale street-level images ar...

    Authors: Esra Suel, Emily Muller, James E. Bennett, Tony Blakely, Yvonne Doyle, John Lynch, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Ariane Middel, Anja Mizdrak, Ricky Nathvani, Michael Brauer and Majid Ezzati
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:19
  6. Adherence to the non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) put in place to mitigate the spreading of infectious diseases is a multifaceted problem. Several factors, including socio-demographic and socio-economic...

    Authors: Nicolò Gozzi, Niccolò Comini and Nicola Perra
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:18
  7. Human mobility restriction policies have been widely used to contain the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). However, a critical question is how these policies affect individuals’ behavioral and psychological w...

    Authors: Xiao Fan Liu, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Xiao-Ke Xu, Ye Wu, Zhidan Zhao, Huarong Deng, Ping Wang, Naipeng Chao and Yi-Hui C. Huang
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:17
  8. Literacy is one of the most fundamental skills for people to access and navigate today’s digital environment. This work systematically studies the language literacy skills of online populations for more than 1...

    Authors: Yu-Ru Lin, Shaomei Wu and Winter Mason
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:13
  9. Scientists collaborate through intricate networks, which impact the quality and scope of their research. At the same time, funding and institutional arrangements, as well as scientific and political cultures, ...

    Authors: Lluís Danús, Carles Muntaner, Alexander Krauss, Marta Sales-Pardo and Roger Guimerà
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:12
  10. We employ Natural Language Processing techniques to analyse 377,808 English song lyrics from the “Two Million Song Database” corpus, focusing on the expression of sexism across five decades (1960–2010) and the...

    Authors: Lorenzo Betti, Carlo Abrate and Andreas Kaltenbrunner
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:10
  11. Cycling is an outdoor activity with massive health benefits, and an effective solution for sustainable urban transport. Despite these benefits and the recent rising popularity of cycling, most countries still ...

    Authors: Alice Battiston, Ludovico Napoli, Paolo Bajardi, André Panisson, Alan Perotti, Michael Szell and Rossano Schifanella
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:9
  12. Forecasting social media activity can be of practical use in many scenarios, from understanding trends, such as which topics are likely to engage more users in the coming week, to identifying unusual behavior,...

    Authors: Kin Wai Ng, Frederick Mubang, Lawrence O. Hall, John Skvoretz and Adriana Iamnitchi
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:8
  13. Human communication, the essence of collective social phenomena ranging from small-scale organizations to worldwide online platforms, features intense reciprocal interactions between members in order to achiev...

    Authors: Sandeep Chowdhary, Elsa Andres, Adriana Manna, Luka Blagojević, Leonardo Di Gaetano and Gerardo Iñiguez
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:7
  14. This work presents a framework for studying temporal networks using zigzag persistence, a tool from the field of Topological Data Analysis (TDA). The resulting approach is general and applicable to a wide vari...

    Authors: Audun Myers, David Muñoz, Firas A Khasawneh and Elizabeth Munch
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:6

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  15. Figures are an essential part of scientific communication. Yet little is understood about how accessible (e.g., color-blind safe), readable (e.g., good contrast), and explainable (e.g., contain captions and le...

    Authors: Han Zhuang, Tzu-Yang Huang and Daniel E. Acuna
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:5
  16. Knowledge-sharing communities are fundamental elements of a knowledge-based society. Understanding how different factors influence their sustainability is of crucial importance. We explore the role of the soci...

    Authors: Ana Vranić, Aleksandar Tomašević, Aleksandra Alorić and Marija Mitrović Dankulov
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:4
  17. The ubiquity of digital music consumption has made it possible to extract information about modern music that allows us to perform large scale analysis of stylistic change over time. In order to uncover underl...

    Authors: Katherine O’Toole and Emőke-Ágnes Horvát
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:3
  18. Laws and legal decision-making regulate how societies function. Therefore, they evolve and adapt to new social paradigms and reflect changes in culture and social norms, and are a good proxy for the evolution ...

    Authors: Lluc Font-Pomarol, Angelo Piga, Rosa Maria Garcia-Teruel, Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Marta Sales-Pardo and Roger Guimerà
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:2
  19. This study examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected online purchasing behavior using data from a major online shopping platform in Japan. We focus on the effect of two measures of the pandemic, i.e., th...

    Authors: Hiroyasu Inoue and Yasuyuki Todo
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2023 12:1
  20. Urban clustering detects geographical units that are internally homogeneous and distinct from their surroundings. It has applications in urban planning, but few studies compare the effectiveness of different m...

    Authors: Camila Vera, Francesca Lucchini, Naim Bro, Marcelo Mendoza, Hans Löbel, Felipe Gutiérrez, Jan Dimter, Gabriel Cuchacovic, Axel Reyes, Hernán Valdivieso, Nicolás Alvarado and Sergio Toro
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:62
  21. The structure of networks has been a focal research topic over the past few decades. These research efforts have enabled the discovery of numerous structural patterns and regularities, bringing forth advanceme...

    Authors: Shahar Somin, Yaniv Altshuler, Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Erez Shmueli
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:61
  22. This work contributes to the discussion on how innovative data can support a fast crisis response. We use operational data from Facebook to gain useful insights on where people fleeing Ukraine following the Ru...

    Authors: Umberto Minora, Claudio Bosco, Stefano M. Iacus, Sara Grubanov-Boskovic, Francesco Sermi and Spyridon Spyratos
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:59
  23. The increasingly crucial role of human displacements in complex societal phenomena, such as traffic congestion, segregation, and the diffusion of epidemics, is attracting the interest of scientists from severa...

    Authors: Giovanni Mauro, Massimiliano Luca, Antonio Longa, Bruno Lepri and Luca Pappalardo
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:58
  24. Researchers have studied political ideology and polarization in many different contexts since their effects are usually closely related to aspects and actions of individuals and societies. Hence, being able to...

    Authors: Francisco Caravaca, José González-Cabañas, Ángel Cuevas and Rubén Cuevas
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:56
  25. Previous studies suggest that individuals sharing similar characteristics establish stronger social relationships. This motivates us to examine what combinations of socioeconomic investor attributes are more l...

    Authors: Margarita Baltakienė, Kęstutis Baltakys and Juho Kanniainen
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:54
  26. Place-based short-term crime prediction models leverage the spatio-temporal patterns of historical crimes to predict aggregate volumes of crime incidents at specific locations over time. Under the umbrella of ...

    Authors: Jiahui Wu, Saad Mohammad Abrar, Naman Awasthi, Enrique Frias-Martinez and Vanessa Frias-Martinez
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:53
  27. Cities have been extensively studied as complex adaptive systems over the last 50 years. Recently, several empirical studies and emerging theory provided support for the fact that many different urban indicato...

    Authors: Talia Kaufmann, Laura Radaelli, Luis M. A. Bettencourt and Erez Shmueli
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:50
  28. News sharing on social networks reveals how information disseminates among users. This process, constrained by user preferences and social ties, plays a key role in the formation of public opinion. In this wor...

    Authors: Tomas Cicchini, Sofia Morena del Pozo, Enzo Tagliazucchi and Pablo Balenzuela
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:48
  29. Politics in different countries show diverse degrees of polarization, which tends to be stronger on social media, given how easy it became to connect and engage with like-minded individuals on the web. A way o...

    Authors: Jordan K. Kobellarz, Miloš Broćić, Alexandre R. Graeml, Daniel Silver and Thiago H. Silva
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:47
  30. Recent years have witnessed the emerging of novel shared mobility solutions that provide diffused on-demand access to transportation. The widespread adoption of these solutions, particularly electric mopeds (e...

    Authors: Stefano Fiorini, Michele Ciavotta, Sagar Joglekar, Sanja Šćepanović and Daniele Quercia
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:46
  31. Railway systems form an important means of transport across the world. However, congestions or disruptions may significantly decrease these systems’ efficiencies, making predicting and understanding the result...

    Authors: Mark M. Dekker, Alexey N. Medvedev, Jan Rombouts, Grzegorz Siudem and Liubov Tupikina
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:44
  32. As the living tissue connecting urban places, streets play significant roles in driving city development, providing essential access, and promoting human interactions. Understanding street activities and how t...

    Authors: Tianyu Su, Maoran Sun, Zhuangyuan Fan, Ariel Noyman, Alex Pentland and Esteban Moro
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:43
  33. This work presents a portable framework to estimate potential park demand and park exposure through bipartite weighted networks. We use mobility information and open spatial information. Mobility information c...

    Authors: Ariel Salgado, Ziyun Yuan, Inés Caridi and Marta C. González
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:42
  34. Sustainability in tourism is a topic of global relevance, finding multiple mentions in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The complex task of balancing tourism’s economic, environmental, and soc...

    Authors: Felix J. Hoffmann, Fabian Braesemann and Timm Teubner
    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2022 11:41

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