Social network analysis tools generally uses network and graph theory to investigate social structures both analytically and visually. The main constructs are nodes (the entities we are interested in – typically people), and the ties or edges that connect them. Commercial products tend to be more targeted at the end-user, and are generally easier to use than open source products (but not always).
Centrifuge Analytics is a big data discovery technology that provides the power and flexibility to connect, visualize and collaborate without complex data integration, costly services or a data science degree. It combines sophisticated link-analysis, interactive visualizations and discovery features to dramatically simplify data pattern and connection recognition.
Commetrix is a Software Framework for Dynamic Network Visualization and Analysis that supports Community Moderators, Members, and Network Researchers. It provides easy exploratory yet comprehensive access to network data and allows for:
- Extracting virtual communities in electronic communication networks
- Analyzing dynamic network change, properties, lifecycles, and structures
- Creating rich expert network maps or recommendation systems from communication logs or other network data sources (including surveys)
- Searching, filtering, navigating social corpora, like e-mail, discussions
- Understanding and utilizing your social networks
- Trace dissemination of topics or properties through the network
- Extendable to all sources of network data (e.g. collaborative work on electronic documents or contents, electronic project collaboration, VoIP telephony/Contact Centers, Instant Messaging, E-Mail, Discussion, …)
InFlow performs network analysis and network visualization in one integrated product – no passing files back and forth between different programs like other tools. What is mapped in one window is measured in the other window – what you see, is what you measure. InFlow excels at what-if analysis – change the network, get new metrics – just 2 clicks of the mouse. You do not need to be an expert in statistics to use InFlow. InFlow runs under Windows 7, 8, and 10, and also on the Mac.
Keynetiq is an innovative platform for Organizational Network Analysis. It’s designed to map, visualize and analyze networks of people and relations between them, revealing how organizations really operate in day-to-day business. By mapping and analyzing the patterns of information flow, knowledge exchange, collaboration, decision flow and other key interactions, Keynetiq gives customized, actionable insights. At an individual level, Keynetiq identifies employees with key network roles – informal opinion leaders, change agents, rising stars, natural mentors, connection brokers, top influencers and knowledge hubs. Understanding their strengths and network position allows optimal resource allocation and process improvement.
Netlytic is a cloud-based text analyzer and social networks visualizer. Netlytic can automatically summarize large volumes of text and discover and visualize social networks from conversations on social media sites such as Twitter, Youtube, blog comments, online forums and chats. It is designed to help researchers and others to understand an online group’s operation, identify key and influential constituents, and discover how information and other resources flow in a network.
NetMiner is a premium software tool for Exploratory Analysis and Visualization of Network Data. NetMiner allows users to explore a network data visually and interactively, and helps detect underlying patterns and structures of the network. NetMiner has the comprehensive data model expressing various types of nodes, links, node attributes and link attributes. Through its data model, NetMiner is able to represent most social, natural and physical phenomena as network data.
Polinode has the ability to map, visualize and analyze network data. Targeted mainly at organizations and consultants, applications range from identifying change agents and finding critical links through to promoting diversity and improving workplace layouts. Features include:
- Upload any existing network data you have easily in either Excel, JSON or GEXF formats
- Completely customize the color and appearance of the network visualization, including node size, edge thickness, node colors, background color, label appearance and a lot more
- Animated and computationally efficient Force Atlas layout algorithm
Sentinel Visualizer provides users with insight into patterns and trends hidden in data. Its database driven data visualization platform lets users quickly see multi-level links among entities and model different relationship types. Advanced drawing and redrawing features generate optimized views to highlight the most important entities.
Social Network Analysis (SNA) metrics reveal the most interesting suspects in complex webs. With advanced filtering, squelching, weighted relationship types, shortest path analysis, timelines, and integrated geospatial features, Sentinel Visualizer helps users maximize the value of their data.
- Integrated knowledgebase, link analysis, social network analysis, geospatial, and timelines
- Industry standard database format
- Supports network multi-user environments
- Laptop deployable
- Multiple monitor support
- Originally created for the intelligence community
- FREE Trial Version
SVAT is for data visualization, fraud investigation, and more. It provides user-friendly, cost-effective visualization of links and flows between subjects. A chronological overview of the visualized dataset is crucial in many cases. SVAT supports two different timeline views with a lot of options to choose from. It can mine data from structured or unstructured sources and crunches them to reveal hidden patterns.
TouchGraph Navigator is 100% java technology. A range of different relationship types are supported and edges can be directed, undirected, and can show flow in both directions. Text and numerical attributes can be associated with nodes and edges. Tables display the attributes and allow sorting, and mages can be associated with nodes. Advanced cluster computation reveals inherent groupings and co-citations and co-occurrence analysis clarifies dense networks. Desktop and server editions available.
XANALYS specialise in providing powerful software capabilities. From threat assessment, Investigative major case management and advance crime and fraud analytics. It helps to manage multi-jurisdiction major crime investigations, evaluate and analyse suspicious financial transactions, capture and act upon intelligence reports, and disclose evidence in a court-ready format to ensure successful outcomes.