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    <h1 style="margin-bottom: .5em">About Netzschleuder</h1>

    <p>This is a catalogue and repository of network datasets with the aim
      of aiding scientific research.</p>

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    <p>This website is meant to be browsed both by humans and machines
    alike, and can also be accessed via a convenient <a href="/api">JSON
    API</a>, or via
    the <a href="https://graph-tool.skewed.de/static/doc/collection.html#graph_tool.collection.ns">graph-tool</a>
    library. The network datasets themselves are available in several
    machine-readable formats, in
    particular <a href="https://graph-tool.skewed.de/static/doc/gt_format.html">gt</a>,
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    <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GraphML">GraphML</a>,
    <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_Modelling_Language">GML</a>
    and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values">CSV</a>.</p>

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    <p>The upstream origin of each dataset is meant to be as transparent
    as possible. Each dataset contains its own publicly available
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    extraction and parsing script, accessible via a <a href="/git">git
    repository</a>, which also includes the entire code for this
    website, released
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    as <a href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html">Free
    Software</a> under
    the <a href="https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html">AGPLv3</a>.
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    <p>Users are encouraged to inspect the entire pipeline from original
    upstream data publication, downloading, parsing and format conversion.

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    <p>Users are also welcome to report problems or omissions with the
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    datasets, as well as suggest new ones, either by opening
    an <a href="/issue">issue</a>, or simply by forking
    the <a href="/git">git repository</a> and proposing a merge
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    <p>Instructions about how to contribute to the repository are
    available in the <a href="/contribute">wiki page</a>.</p>
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    <blockquote style="font-size: smaller">

      <p>Whenever using the data contained in this website, you should
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        cite primarily the upstream authors that are listed for every
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      <p>If there is need to cite this website in particular, just use: Tiago
      P. Peixoto, "The Netzschleuder network catalogue and repository",
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      https://networks.skewed.de/ (2020). (It is not our intention to
      "intercept" citations to the primary sources, so please only use
      this if referring to the repository as a whole.)</p>

      <p>When collecting data for this website, we made extensive use of
      the <a href="https://icon.colorado.edu">Index of Complex Networks
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      (ICON)</a><sup id="fnref:icon"><a class="footnote-ref"
      href="#fn:icon">1</a></sup> by the group
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      of <a href="http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/~aaronc">Prof. Aaron
      Clauset</a> at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as
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      the <a href="http://konect.cc">KONECT</a>
      project<sup id="fnref:konect"><a class="footnote-ref"
      href="#fn:konect">2</a></sup>, by Jérôme Kunegis.
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      <p>The dataset "tags" reflect in large part the taxonomy and graph
      attributes that have been compiled by
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      the <a href="https://icon.colorado.edu">ICON</a>
      project<sup id="fnref:icon"><a class="footnote-ref"
      href="#fn:icon">1</a></sup>, as well as the data descriptions
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      <div class="footnote">
        <hr />
          <li id="fn:icon">
            <p>Aaron Clauset, Ellen Tucker and Matthias Sainz, "The
            Colorado Index of Complex
            Networks."  <a href="https://icon.colorado.edu/">https://icon.colorado.edu/</a>
            (2016).&#160;<a class="footnote-backref" href="#fnref:icon"
            title="Jump back to footnote 1 in the text">&#8617;</a></p>
          <li id="fn:konect">
            <p>Jérôme Kunegis. "KONECT – The Koblenz Network Collection." In Proc. Int. Conf. on World Wide Web Companion, pages 1343–1350, 2013. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1145/2487788.2488173">doi:10.1145/2487788.2488173</a>
              &#160;<a class="footnote-backref" href="#fnref:konect"
            title="Jump back to footnote 2 in the text">&#8617;</a></p>

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    <blockquote style="font-size: smaller">

      <p>The data made available in this website are processed versions
      of the upstream sources, not verbatim copies. They are made
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      available with the belief that this is not only permitted, but the
      expressed intent of the original authors was to foster public
      dissemination. If this is not the case for any particular dataset,
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      please open an <a href="/issue">issue</a> and this will be
      promptly rectified. </p>

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