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Exograph: Making social network analysis available to everyone. A social network analysis platform in the cloud: Technical Report

Murray, Graham (2017) Exograph: Making social network analysis available to everyone. A social network analysis platform in the cloud: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This project involved the implementation of a social network analysis system that facilitates Recruitment Consultants when finding potential candidates for a role. The primary aim of the project was to implement a functional system that meets the needs of a Recruiter in a high paced role. This report describes and evaluates a range of different areas relating to the overall chosen solution. A lack of commercially available solutions to the problem were identified early on during various brainstorming sessions. The solution is called Exograph.

Initially, differing sources that would provide data to the application were identified. Small proof of concept programs written in Python were then developed to test the application and estimate the level of effort required to carry out the task on a production scale. Problems were encountered gaining access to the required data from LinkedIn during the early stages. User Interface prototypes were developed to test the integration of a data visualisation framework and ensure it had all the required functionality to meet the needs of the functional requirements outlined in the Requirements Specification. During this time, alternative solutions were evaluated. An alternative solution to the original problem was to change the targeted end-user if access to the LinkedIn professional network was not acquired. The alternative solution allows anyone interested in visualising their social network to have access to the system to perform such a task. As the size of a person’s network can differ depending on their popularity, this is a factor that has an impact on performance in a production environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Online social networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Online social networks
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 15:39
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 15:39
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2677

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