Datasets

This page is a collection of datasets acquired for my research activity.

Two terms of usage apply:

  • The appropriate papers are cited in any research product whose findings are based on these datasets
  • The datasets cannot be redistributed

Facebook Datasets

During August 2010, I have collected two samples of the Facebook friendship graph, by adopting two techniques:

  1. Breadth First Search (BFS) traversal algorithm

    It contains about 7 millions of nodes and 12 millions of edges

  2. Uniform (UNI) sampling approach (rejection sampling)

    It contains about 7 millions of nodes and 7 millions of edges

Related Papers

The following papers are based on these datasets.
Please cite those which are relevant to your research if you use any Facebook dataset.

  1. S. Catanese, P. De Meo, E. Ferrara, G. Fiumara, and A. Provetti.
    Extraction and analysis of Facebook friendship relations.
    Computational Social Networks: Mining and Visualization, pp 291-324, 2012.

    Useful links: PDF | Book page | BibTex

  2. S. Catanese, P. De Meo, E. Ferrara, G. Fiumara, and A. Provetti.
    Crawling Facebook for social network analysis purposes.
    WIMS ’11: Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, 2011.

    Useful links: PDF | ACM | Arxiv | BibTex

  3. E. Ferrara.
    Community structure discovery in Facebook.
    International Journal of Social Network Mining, 1(1):67-90, 2012.

    Useful links: PDF | Journal page | BibTex

  4. E. Ferrara.
    A large-scale community structure analysis in Facebook.
    EPJ Data Science, 1(9):1-30, 2012.

    Useful links: PDF | Journal page | Arxiv | BibTex

Download Facebook datasets

Data are provided using the “edge list” format, tab divided.
UserIDs are anonymized.

BFS sample

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UNI sample

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