Communications of the IIMA


Social network analysis is a new research field in data mining. The clustering in social network analysis is different from traditional clustering. It requires grouping objects into classes based on their links as well as their attributes. While traditional clustering algorithms group objects only based on objects’ similarity, and it can't be applied to social network analysis. So on the basis of BSP (business system planning) clustering algorithm, a social network clustering analysis algorithm is proposed. The proposed algorithm, different from traditional clustering algorithms, can group objects in a social network into different classes based on their links and identify relation among classes.