Research Article

Fast Distributed Dynamics of Semantic Networks via Social Media

Figure 4

Episodic organization of the semantic network. We show an example of six countries in two continents and how World Cup draw reorganizes the semantic network from a continental organization (Panel (a)) to groups organization (Panel (b)) and back to the geographical organization (Panel (c)). Panel (d) shows how highlighted events impact all the semantic network, by calculating the matrix norm for TSS matrix at every instance, with each TSS matrix corresponding to TSS between words belonging to the same category (qualified and nonqualified). From D + 1 until the instant where the two series stop decreasing, these series show a stronger correlation than in other instants, implying that the World Cup draw modified the expected network (qualified teams) but also the nonqualified teams.