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The PRIDES are clustering SME projects from the Region "Provence Alpes Cote-d'Azur". They are grants to try to federate the energies over a productive sector. One of this PRIDES is "Pole Sud Image", trying to interconnect the SMEs in the sector of Multimedia, as mentionned on there website: L’ambition du PRIDES Image est de fédérer en réseau les acteurs de la filière des médias numériques autour d’une nouvelle dynamique économique, basée sur la formation, l’emploi, la coopération et la responsabilité sociale et capable d’accompagner les entreprises dans leurs projets de croissance et d’innovation". This PRIDES has 80 members in all the "picture sector". The key point of this work is to try to point out the consequencies of this action on the link between the envolved SMEs. We first assume that the communication acts must be in coherence with politicals, stratégic and supported decisions. This means that the web sites of the involved SMEs should be interconnected. verifying "by hand" is nearly impossible, thus there are 80 SMEs in the network. Verify all the pages of the 80 websites to pick up the pages that interconnects the SMEs would take a lot of time. So to verify this, we had to find softwares able to collect the datas, to rearange them in a way they can be published on the web...
Collecting the data.
The UrlNet python library was used to collect the links between the sites. As a starting point we used the "officilal members" list in the "Pole Sud Image" Website. Spiding the list of web sites forced to explore, at the 9th level 32527 web pages from 1587 domains. Those domains are interconnected by 1886 links. When reduced, taking out recursively the links with degree less than two, the graph includes 282 domains, and 581 links.
3D positionning
To perform a good representation, we decided to provide the results in a 3D space. The urlnet libray has an export to the Pajek software. This network analysis software include a 3D positionning using the well known Fruchterman-Reingold algorithm. But it must be mentioned that very few 3D implementation os this algorith exists.
Publishing the Results
The difficulty of leading with 3D results is to publish the results in an attractive way. The best one is really web publishing with the possibility to "play with the data" (Rotate, Zoom, Translate) and finally use the application to go navigating on the web. The Javaview applet is very good to perform this. They kindly adapted the applet to accept Pajek files directly.
First Results
The down representation is the first obtained of the "interlinks" between the web sites of this PRIDES.

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