Research Article

Fast Distributed Dynamics of Semantic Networks via Social Media

Figure 1

Stationary semantic organization using TSS. Panel (a) shows the clustering of 3 groups of words in semantic categories. Concepts belonging to the same category group together, with the exception of apple, closer to the colors cluster instead of the fruits cluster. Panel (b) shows the multilingual property of TSS, comparing 190 pairs of concepts in English and Spanish with a strong linear correlation , . Outliers (points which depart from the diagonal) are signaled with arrows, corresponding to the polysemic behavior of word apple in English. Panel (c) shows how TSS captures geographical and geoeconomical measures of world organization (diameter of points represents each country’s GPD per capita).