Segregation Discovery in a Social Network of Companies

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TitleSegregation Discovery in a Social Network of Companies
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBaroni, A, Ruggieri, S
Conference NameInternational Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis
PublisherSpringer, Cham
AbstractWe introduce a framework for a data-driven analysis of segregation of minority groups in social networks, and challenge it on a complex scenario. The framework builds on quantitative measures of segregation, called segregation indexes, proposed in the social science literature. The segregation discovery problem consists of searching sub-graphs and sub-groups for which a reference segregation index is above a minimum threshold. A search algorithm is devised that solves the segregation problem. The framework is challenged on the analysis of segregation of social groups in the boards of directors of the real and large network of Italian companies connected through shared directors.