Netlytic

"Netlytic is a cloud-based text and social networks analyzer that can automatically summarize large volumes of text and discover social networks from online conversations on social media sites". Netlytic is designed to assist researchers to "understand an online group’s operation, identify key and influential constituents, and discover how information and other resources flow in a network". Netlytic facilitates the importation of online conversation data, the exploration and identification of emerging themes within the data, and the automatic visualization of chain networks or person name networks. Netlytic facilitates the interrogation of a myriad of social network features: measuring the community's strength, identifying prominent actors versus peripheral participants, analyzing group perceptions, and "sharing information within a network of trust". The application is best suited for analyzing large, online group communities.

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