Nonlocal analysis of modular roles

Martín Buldú, Javier and Sendiña Nadal, Irene and Leyva, I. and Almendral, Juan A. and Zanin, Massimiliano and Boccaletti, Stefano (2012). Nonlocal analysis of modular roles. "International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos", v. 22 (n. 7); pp.. ISSN 0218-1274.


Title: Nonlocal analysis of modular roles
  • Martín Buldú, Javier
  • Sendiña Nadal, Irene
  • Leyva, I.
  • Almendral, Juan A.
  • Zanin, Massimiliano
  • Boccaletti, Stefano
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Date: July 2012
ISSN: 0218-1274
Volume: 22
Faculty: Centro de Tecnología Biomédica (CTB) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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We introduce a new methodology to characterize the role that a given node plays inside the community structure of a complex network. Our method relies on the ability of the links to reduce the number of steps between two nodes in the network, which is measured by the number of shortest paths crossing each link, and its impact on the node proximity. In this way, we use node closeness to quantify the importance of a node inside its community. At the same time, we define a participation coefficient that depends on the shortest paths contained in the links that connect two communities. The combination of both parameters allows to identify the role played by the nodes in the network, following the same guidelines introduced by Guimerà et al. [Guimerà & Amaral, 2005] but, in this case, considering global information about the network. Finally, we give some examples of the hub characterization in real networks and compare our results with the parameters most used in the literature.

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Item ID: 20207
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DOI: 10.1142/S0218127412501672
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Oct 2013 14:10
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 22:46
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