Optimal navigation for characterizing the role of the nodes in complex networks
AbstractIn this paper, we explore how the approach of optimal navigation (Cajueiro (2009) ) can be used to evaluate the centrality of a node and to characterize its role in a network. Using the subway network of Boston and the London rapid transit rail as proxies for complex networks, we show that the centrality measures inherited from the approach of optimal navigation may be considered if one desires to evaluate the centrality of the nodes using other pieces of information beyond the geometric properties of the network. Furthermore, evaluating the correlations between these inherited measures and classical measures of centralities such as the degree of a node and the characteristic path length of a node, we have found two classes of results. While for the London rapid transit rail, these inherited measures can be easily explained by these classical measures of centrality, for the Boston underground transportation system we have found nontrivial results.
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Volume (Year): 389 (2010)
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Centrality measures; Complex networks; Dynamic programming; Navigation;
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