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Social Network Analysis, Link Analysis, and Visualization

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  • Analyst's Notebook, part of the i2 Intelligence-Led Operations Platform, delivers rich assisted analysis and visualization capabilities to support analysts to prevent crime and terrorism.

  • Centrifuge, offers analysts and investigators an integrated suite of capabilities that can help them rapidly understand and glean insight from new data sources.
  • IBM SPSS Clementine, data mining suite, includes link visualization software.
  • GraphInsight, explore your graphs through high-quality 2D and 3D visualizations.
  • Hypersoft OmniContext, helps evaluate communication and collaboration, understand relationships and identify communities and members across geographies, divisions, and internal and external organizations.
  • i2 Analyst's Workstation, i2 Inc. software for volume incident analysis; used worldwide to support intelligence-led policing, COMSTAT processes, anti-terrorism/force protection and more.
  • Idiro SNA Plus, social network analysis platform, supports Hadoop and Big Data.
  • InFlow, software for social network analysis & organizational network Analysis.
  • KXEN Social Network Analysis (KSN), social network analysis solution for a deeper understanding of customer interactions, the customer connections and communities.
  • Linkurious helps you make sense of your graph data through a simple web-based interface.
  • LPA Data Mining tools let you build Link Analysis based applications like InFlow.
  • Maltego, an open source intelligence and forensics application; allows you to identify key relationships and networks. Community Edition available
  • marketVisual, online visual relationship mapping.
  • NETMAP analytics, innovative combination of link analysis and data visualization, with applications to fraud detection and claims analysis.
  • NetMiner, for Exploratory Analysis and Visualization of Network Data.
  • Networked Insights: at the intersection of social networking, collective intelligence, and search, Networked Insights discovers customers' needs as they happen.
  • NetworkX, a Python language software package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks.
  • NodeXL, a free, open-source template for Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010 that makes it easy to explore network graphs.
  • OmniAnalyser contains instrumentation for automatic discovery and historic statistical analysis of corporate social networks with accent on different organizational units (users, departments, offices, countries etc.) and graphical data correlation viewing.
  • PolyAnalyst, includes software for link analysis and visualization.
  • Sentinel Visualizer, with the capabilities of advanced Social Network Analysis, providing the ability to see and analyze complex relationships that exist within data.
  • Sonamine, performs scalable customized scoring of massive social networks and graphs.
  • SVAT, Smart Visual Analytics Tool, for data visualization, fraud investigation, and more.
  • Svivot, offers fraud-detection solution based on analysis of networks of people and organizations.
  • VisuaLinks(TM) suite, link analysis and data visualization tool
  • UCINET, a package for social network analysis.
  • Xanalys Link Explorer, provides powerful network analysis tools including link chart and timeline analysis, Bing mapping and Excel integration.

Sites for Social Network Analysis

  • INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis.
  • SNAP, Stanford social network analysis site, with software, datasets, papers, and more.
  • Social network analysis software, wikipedia entry
  • Web Identity Search Tool (WIST), for investigating data on Facebook, including finding the degrees of separation between two users.

Free and Open-source Social Network Analysis Software

  • GraphChi can run very large graph computations on just a single machine, by using a novel algorithm for processing the graph from disk (SSD or hard drive).
  • Graphviz, open source graph visualization software.
  • JUNG, the Java Universal Network/Graph Framework, a software library for the modeling, analysis, and visualization of network data.
  • libsna, Python open-source library for Social Network Analysis.
  • Maltego Community Edition, an open source intelligence and forensics application; allows you to identify key relationships and networks. Commercial edition available.
  • NETINF, infers a who-copies-from-whom or who-repeats-after-whom network of news media sites and blogs using the MemeTracker dataset.
  • Network Workbench: a large-scale network analysis, modeling and visualization toolkit for biomedical, social science and physics Research.
  • Networkx, Python package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks.
  • Pajek, program for Large Network Analysis.
  • R, includes several packages relevant for social network analysis: igraph: generic network analysis package; sna: for sociometric analysis of networks; network manipulates and displays network objects.
  • Social Networks Visualiser (SocNetV), a flexible and user-friendly tool for the analysis and visualisation of Social Networks.
  • Subdue, graph-based knowledge discovery system that finds structural, relational patterns in data representing entities and relationships.
  • sna: R Tools for Social Network Analysis, including node and graph-level indices, structural distance and covariance methods, structural equivalence detection, and more.
  • statnet, a suite of R packages for social network analysis, simulation and visualization.
  • Tulip, an information visualization framework dedicated to the analysis and visualization of relational data (free).



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