Analysing Ireland's Social and Transport Networks using Sparse Cellular Network Data
Kelly, Daniel and Doyle, John and Farrell, Ronan (2011) Analysing Ireland's Social and Transport Networks using Sparse Cellular Network Data. In: ISSC 2011, June 23-24 2011, Trinity College Dublin.
This work utilises data from a mobile phone network to observe the com- munication and movement patterns of the Irish population between specic locations. A novel technique is applied to mobile phone network billing data to estimate the distri- bution of the phone network population across the country at key times, namely home times and work times. From these population distributions, sets of weighted trans- portation and communications links between locations are generated. These networks are analysed using indicators commonly employed in network theory such as cluster- ing coecients and betweenness centrality. Furthermore, the ability to generate such weighted links when phone network data is unavailable is investigated.
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