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Welcome to the XXXIX Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
Here are some conference-related information...  There are more on the Conference Website (you can download some helpful documents directly from the home page, under ’’Shared Files’’).
WiFi: 
Network: Visiteurs UQAM User name: asunbelt2019 Password: DQ32fK23
OR
EDUROAM is also available everywhere in all UQAM Buildings.
There is also a Public WIFI Network in Downtown Montréal: MTL-WIFI (see here for more details).
RESTAURANTS There is no lack of good restaurants and bars near the Conference venue and in Montréal globally. Download the pdf file for a few suggestions (under ’’Shared Files’’ on the website). 
Tuesday, June 18 • 08:30 - 15:00
From Texts to Networks to Maps: Social Media and Beyond (6-hour)

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Organizers:
Kathleen Carley
Rick Carley

This workshop teaches participants how to extract networks from texts (e.g. tweets, blogs, email contents, newspapers), analyze and visualize these as networks, and examine the results spatially. Participants will learn how to use NetMapper and ORA. Key issues for network based rhetorical assessment of communicative power, social influence and information roles of actors and social media analytics will be addressed. Data sets to be used will include sample news and twitter data. Semantic and meta-networks (high dimensional networks) will be extracted from the texts using NetMapper. Then these networks will be analyzed and visualized using ORA. Sentiment and stance will be extracted from the texts and analyzed in ORA. Special network metrics for social media analytics will be defined and used to assess the data. Network metrics for social media analytics to identify and cluster actors of interest, identification of topic-groups, echo-chambers, and assessment of texts in terms of communicative power will be discussed as will their use with weighted, valenced data. Finally, those networks with spatial information will be analyzed visualized and assessed using geo-spatial networks. This session is intended to be hands-on.