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Predicting business ownership based on board collaboration networks

Igor Jončevski (2014) Predicting business ownership based on board collaboration networks. EngD thesis.

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    The purpose of this thesis was the realization of a prediction model, with which we could predict the change of ownership in a network. The prediction model is a result of the analysis process of board collaboration networks, where the networks are in fact a representation of data for stockholders and their presence in a certain company. The ownership is represented with a node's degree in the networks which were analyzed. In the model realization process, data processing and their proper representation in the form of a network is essential. For that purpose, we used the Java programming language, coupled with the Application programming interfaces (APIs) OWL and Gephi. The resulting networks, represented as graphs, needed to be further analyzed in order for us to acquire the node importance metrics in the network, which were crucial for the prediction process. The acquired metrics are the basis for various statistical, data mining and machine learning methods. The results of those methods lead us to the creation of the model that we imagined in the first place. The end result can be the basis for a desktop or a web application who could predict not just ownership change, but also other data.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: prediction model, network, graph, node importance, statistics, data mining, data processing, data prediction
    Number of Pages: 48
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marko Bajec245Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50070&select=(ID=00010432852)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 2327
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 10:21
    Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 12:55
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2327

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