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date: 06 December 2019

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This chapter is one of six in this book in which a leading scholar from another field is interviewed about network science. These scholars bring to bear the perspective and experience of their fields, as well as insights about how network science integrates with questions that tend to be of interest to political scientists. They have knowledgeable and unique perspectives on the potential intellectual contributions that political scientists can make using network science approaches. In this chapter, Derek Ruths describes how computer science has contributed to, and learned from, applications of political networks emphasizing areas where collaborations between scholars of these fields are likely to be most fruitful.

Keywords: big data, computer science, network science, latent attribute inference, network-based datasets

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