Network Mapping : Counting individual elements in a cluster

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Julien Pelet asked 5 months ago

Hello,
I am currently mapping author networks in Cortext and complementing this analysis with a qualitative analysis of authors’ biography. Since conducting this qualitative analysis for all the authors is not feasible, I need to focus on samples from the different clusters. In order to evaluate the representativeness of these samples, I would like to get the total number of individuals per cluster, especially for big ones where counting them manually takes time. Is there a way in Cortext to access the metadata about the affiliation of authors to different clusters ?
Thanks

1 Answers
Lionel Staff answered 4 months ago

Dear Julien Pelet,
Late answer. We hope it will still be useful for you!!
Yes, there are several ways to achieve your goal:

  • Download the .gexf file of the network, and explore the cluster’ composition using Gephi (https://gephi.org/), or some others tools you know. In the nodes tab of the data laboratory panel, cluster_label variable is the name of the different clusters and Label is the names of the nodes (authors);
  • Download the SQLite database of your corpus, open it using your sqlite db manager tool/software you are using (e.g. https://sqlitestudio.pl/), look at the clusters table: stream_label and cluster_univ_id columns are names and ids of the clusters and term is for nodes names (authors).

I hope it helps
L
this question is partially related: https://docs.cortext.net/question/network-centrality-metrics-degree-betweenness-closeness/