Multi-Perspective Text Analysis of Social Knowledge Networks – Part A

University of Alberta


  • Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Eleni Stroulia, Professor, Computing Science, University of Alberta
  • University of Toronto
  • Industry partners

Knowledge workers (i.e., researchers, business consultants and analysts, research-program managers) produce documents (research publications, analysis reports, opinion pieces, calls-for-proposals, and blog posts) through which they express their knowledge and opinions. They also read and review similar documents, produced by individuals and organizations in their domain of interest and expertise, to keep current with their domain. By analyzing these documents, the information they contain and the sentiment they convey, their cross-references to each other, and the network of co-production and consumption relationships they imply, we can gain deep insights on the continuous information flow through networks of experts as they consume, evaluate, assess, and produce knowledge.  This will be examined in the context of the energy sector as well as a more general research perspective.

See Part B.