We have an article coming out in this month’s special issue of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining on ‘Networks’:
Dabbish, L., Towne, B., Diesner, J., & Herbsleb, J. (2011). Construction of association networks from communication in teams working on complex projects. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, 4(5), 547-563. [Access Online Here]
In this paper we present a presenting a technique for extracting associations among components in complex project work using the contents of member’s communication. We believe these kinds of association networks can be used to identify dependencies among project components and channel communication and information to project members.