thoughts on computational sociology

Continued improvements in machine learning algorithms likewise have permitted social scientists and entrepreneurs to use novel techniques to identify latent and meaningful patterns of social interaction and evolution in large electronic datasets.

from the generic Wikipedia page on computational sociology

questions begged:

Content analysis? Of what? Who picks the content that is analyzed? How it is analyzed? etc…

Social network analysis? What is the input?

rough sketch on how data might be collected in a session:


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