An Adaptive Computational Network Model for Multi-Emotional Social Interaction

Ramona Roller, Suzan Q. Blommestijn, J. Treur

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Abstract

The study reported in this paper investigates an adaptive temporal-causal
network-model for emotion contagion. The dynamic network principles of emotion contagion and the adaptive principles of homophily and Hebbian learning were used to simulate the change in multiple emotions and social interactions over time. It is shown that the model can be successfully initialised with Twitter data, while parameters were optimised via simulated annealing. Moreover, an exploratory analysis for model validation and applications provided insights in the model's potentials and limitations. The study advances the existing methodology of modelling the social contagion of multiple emotions in a context where also the social network evolves over time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Networks & Their Applications VI
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Complex Networks 2017 (The Sixth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications)
EditorsChantal Cherifi, Hocine Cherifi, Márton Karsai, Mirco Musolesi
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages784-796
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319721507
ISBN (Print)9783319721491, 9783319891491
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence (SCI)
PublisherSpringer Publishers
Volume689

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