Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Tools for Networks

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_314-1



Big data

Computer science and engineering term for large and complex datasets for which special data management (collection, storage, processing, visualization), usually distributed, has to be used.

Cloud computing

Computer engineering paradigm where hardware, network, and software resources are provided as services over the network.


International Network for Social Network Analysis.

Internet of Things (IoT)

An experimental concept of integration of real-world devices (sensors, actuators, machines) and objects (buildings, cars, trains, etc.) into Internet over standardized interfaces using unique identifiers.

NOSQL database

A database implemented on some data storage model and query concept alternative to relational databases (document databases, key-value stores, graph databases, etc.). Relational databases use Standard Query Language (SQL) for queries and database operations, while NOSQL databases use other...

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This work has been partially financed by Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) within the EUROCORES program EUROGIGA (project GReGAS) of the European Science Foundation (ARRS grant number N1-0011) and by ARRS project Z7-7614 (B).

The authors would like to thank Vladimir Batagelj for valuable suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Physics and Mechanics, Institute of MathematicsLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.Andrej Marušič InstituteUniversity of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia
  4. 4.Abelium d.o.o., Research and DevelopmentLjubljanaSlovenia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Batagelj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia