Social balance in signed networks
Zheng, Xiaolong1,2,3; Zeng, Daniel1,2; Wang, Fei-Yue1,2
Source PublicationINFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS
2015-10-01
Volume17Issue:5Pages:1077-1095
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThe theory of social balance, also called structural balance, is first proposed by Heider in 1940s, which is utilized to describe the potential social dynamics process. This theory is of great importance in sociology, computer science, psychology and other disciplines where social systems can be represented as signed networks. The social balance problem is hard but very interesting. It has attracted many researchers from various fields working on it over the past few years. Many significant theories and approaches have been developed and now exhibit tremendous potential for future applications. A comprehensive review of these existing studies can provide us significant insights into understanding the dynamic patterns of social systems. Yet to our investigation, existing studies have not done this, especially from a dynamical perspective. In this paper, we make an attempt towards conducting a brief survey of these scientific activities on social balance. Our efforts aim to review what has been done so far in this evolving area. We firstly introduce the fundamental concepts and significant properties of social balance. Then we summarize the existing balance measures and present detecting/partitioning algorithms, as well as important empirical investigations in both physical world and cyberspace. We next mainly focus on describing and comparing the fundamental mechanisms of the dynamics models. Several existing problems not yet satisfactorily solved in this area are also discussed.
KeywordSocial Balance Signed Networks Empirical Study Dynamicsmodel
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Technology
DOI10.1007/s10796-014-9483-8
WOS KeywordSTRUCTURAL BALANCE ; COMPLEX NETWORKS ; HEIDER BALANCE ; COGNITIVE ORGANIZATION ; SOCIOMETRIC TRIADS ; SPIN-GLASSES ; DYNAMICS ; GRAPHS ; MODEL ; PERSPECTIVE
Indexed BySCI ; SSCi
Language英语
WOS Research AreaComputer Science
WOS SubjectComputer Science, Information Systems ; Computer Science, Theory & Methods
WOS IDWOS:000361523800009
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ia.ac.cn/handle/173211/9009
Collection复杂系统管理与控制国家重点实验室_互联网大数据与信息安全
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Automat, State Key Lab Management & Control Complex Syst, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Cloud Comp Ind Technol Innovat & Incubat Ctr, Dongguan 523808, Peoples R China
3.Univ Arizona, Dept Management Informat Syst, Tucson, AZ 85719 USA
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Zheng, Xiaolong,Zeng, Daniel,Wang, Fei-Yue. Social balance in signed networks[J]. INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS,2015,17(5):1077-1095.
APA Zheng, Xiaolong,Zeng, Daniel,&Wang, Fei-Yue.(2015).Social balance in signed networks.INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS,17(5),1077-1095.
MLA Zheng, Xiaolong,et al."Social balance in signed networks".INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS 17.5(2015):1077-1095.
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