Communication Between Process and Structure: Modelling and Simulating Message Reference Networks with COM/TE
AbstractFocusing on observable message signs and referencing structures, communication processes can be described and analysed as message reference networks which are characterized by dynamic pattern evolution. Computational simulation provides a way of obtaining insights into the factors driving such processes. Our paper describes a theoretical framework for communication-oriented modelling â€” the COM approach â€” that is centred around the notion of social visibility as a reputation mechanism. The approach contrasts with agent-based social networks on the one hand, and with bibliometric document networks on the other. In introducing our simulation environment COM/TE, typical properties of message reference networks are discussed in terms of a case study which deals with the impact of different media and styles of communication on emergent patterns of social visibility.
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Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Communication; Communication-Oriented Modelling; Message Sign; Dynamic Networks; Bottom-up Approach; Temporality; Social Visibility; Reputation; Socionics;
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