IFCS 2006 Conference: Data Science and Classification
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 25 - 29, 2006


Tutorial on Symbolic Data Analysis

Introduction to SDA and the SODAS software E. Diday 1h
Symbolic Histograms and Regression L.Billard, Afonso 1h
Dissimilarities and Matching A. Appice 45m
A divisive approach for clustering symbolic data M. Chavent 30m
Symbolic Kohonen Maps H.- H. Bock 45m
Clustering Y. Lechevallier + M. Chavent
+ A. Hardy + P. Bertrand
(+ F. de Carvalho + R. Verde)
1h 30m
Hierarchical and Pyramidal Clustering P. Brito 45m
Symbolic Factorial Analysis C. Lauro, R. Verde 1h
Bayesian Symbolic Decision Tree J. P. Rasson, S. Adams 45m

Tutorial on Blockmodeling

P. Doreian, V. Batagelj, A. Ferligoj
  1. Topics in Blockmodeling:
    • Structural and regular equivalence
    • Implied block types
    • indirect and direct methods
    • examples (the classics, political actors, police recruit data ....)
  2. Fitting these models in Pajek
  3. Generalizing blockmodeling through expanding the permitted block types based on theoretical ideas and mathematical ideas
    • structural balance
    • ranked clusters
    • baboon networks
    • Ragusa political elites.
  4. Fitting generalized blockmodels in Pajek
  5. Extensions to two-mode data
    • Deep South data
    • Supreme Court - multiple years
    • Turning Point project
  6. Fitting two-mode networks

P. Doreian, V. Batagelj, A. Ferligoj: Generalized Blockmodeling, CUP, November 2004.
W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, V. Batagelj: Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek, CUP, January 2005; ESNA page.

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