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...Author: Linton Freeman Linton C. Freeman, is the former dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.Currently, he is a Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at Irvine.Freeman
has a long history of being involved in social network analysis.It began in 1958 when he
colleagues at Syracuse University
designed a structural study of community decision-making in Syracuse, New York.He
went on to lecture on network analysis at universities throughout the world, and, over the years, he
has trained graduate students in network analysis at Syracuse University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Hawaii, Dalhousie University, Lehigh University and the University of California, Irvine
.In 1978 he founded the journal, Social Networks.
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There is, however, a procedure based on Galois lattices that has been used to define bounded groups in terms of the patterning of overlap among cliques (Freeman, ).
It turns out, however, that a simple genetic algorithm provides an effective way to search for the subsets that meet the group criterion (Freeman, ).In the case of the dolphin data, the algorithm finds three non-overlapping groups, one of which is divided further into three partially overlapping groups.