Tag Archives: morphogenesis

Synthetic Biology Emergence

We analyzed with Benjamin Raimbault and Pierre-Benoît Joly a corpus of publications around synthetic biology.  This empirical analysis provided the opportunity to investigatethe dynamics of emergence of a newly born scientific field. We show how the community is continuously solidifying a … Continue reading

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Phylomemetic Patterns in Science Evolution—The Rise and Fall of Scientific Fields

We worked with David Chavalarias on an automated method for the bottom-up reconstruction of the cognitive evolution of science modeled as lineage relationships between scientific fields. We refer to these dynamic structures as phylomemetic networks or phylomemies, by analogy with biological evolution; and … Continue reading

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Multi-Level Modeling of Quotation Families Morphogenesis

We investigated with Elisa Omodei and Thierry Poibeau  the proliferation and diversification of clearly-cut pieces of content: quoted texts in social media. In line with the pioneering work of Leskovec et al. and Simmons et al. on meme dynamics (see … Continue reading

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Title: Social and semantic dynamics in knwoledge communities: morphogenesis and diffusion (Dynamiques sociales et sémantiques dans les communautés de savoirs: morphogenèse et diffusion.) [Thesis (in french), pdf], [defense slides (in french)]et [résumé] – obtained the “Prix de thèse” 2010 of … Continue reading

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Local networks, local topics: structural and semantic proximity in blogspace

Blog networks are often described as “small world” social networks where individuals would potentially be topologically close to most of the other actors. On the other hand, links would be primarily created towards similar-minded individuals and well-connected bloggers, suggesting a … Continue reading

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Knowledge communities feature specific structural properties. These high-level properties are important for two reasons: 1. they are oftentimes stable characteristics specific to each system that inform its organization. 2. they emerge from the local interactions between actors and content, yet … Continue reading

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