How to cite Neltytic in your publication:
Gruzd, A. (2023). Netlytic: Software for Automated Text and Social Network Analysis. Available at

Netlytic has successfully been used  to analyze a wide variety of online communities and networks including: learning communities [7 & 8], communities of bloggers and blog readers [5 & 6], communities emerging on the i-Neighbors website [4], a scholarly community on Twitter [3] and most recently a community of Tolkien’s fan on the the popular website, TheOneRing.neta website dedicated to discussions of Tolkien’s (text) and Peter Jackson’s (film) versions of The Lord of the Rings [1 & 2].

  1. Martin, J.M.G., Gruzd, A., Howard, V. (2013). Navigating an imagined Middle–earth: Finding and analyzing text–based and film–based mental images of Middle–earth through online fan community.  First Monday18(5 – 6). DOI:10.5210%2Ffm.v18i5.4529
  2. Jennifer Grek Martin, “Two Roads to Middle-earth Converge: Observing Text-based and Film-based Mental Images from Online Fan Community.” (master’s thesis, Dalhousie University, 2011).
  3. Anatoliy Gruzd, Yuri Takhteyev, and Barry Wellman. “Imagining Twitter as an Imagined Community.” American Behavioral Scientist, Special Issue on Imagined Communities 55, no. 10 (2011): 1294-1318.
  4. Keith N. Hampton, “Internet Use and the Concentration of Disadvantage: Glocalization and the Urban Underclass,”American Behavioral Scientist 53, no. 8 (2010): 1111-1132.
  5. Chung Joo Chung, Anatoliy Gruzd, and Han Woo Park, “Developing an e-Research Tool for Humanities and Social Sciences: Korean Interent Network Miner on Blogosphere,” Journal of Humanities 60, no.12 (2010): 429-446.
  6. Anatoliy Gruzd, “Automated Discovery of Emerging Online Communities Among Blog Readers: A Case Study of a Canadian Real Estate Blog,” (conference paper, Internet Research 10.0 Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 7-11, 2009).
  7. Anatoliy Gruzd, “Studying Collaborative Learning Using Name Networks.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 50, no. 4 (2009): 243-253.
  8. Caroline Haythornthwaite and Anatoliy Gruzd. “Analyzing Networked Learning Texts.” Proceedings of Networked Learning Conference (2008): 136-143.