The goal of the text processing part of the workflow is to identify the general mood of a user e.g. positive, negative or neutral based on the sentiment of its posts and comments. The goal of the network analysis part is to compute the social status e.g. leader or follower of a user in the forum community. The visualization part condenses the results from both areas into a single scatterplot that visualizes the social status as well as the general mood of the users in the slashdot data set.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://kni.me/w/_zDoZDP_d7Q9HEus