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Social networks: Prestige, centrality, and influence (Invited paper)

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  • Agnieszka Rusinowska

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Rudolf Berghammer

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    (Institut für Informatik - Universitat Kiel)

  • Harrie De Swart

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    (Faculteit Wijsbegeerte-Logica en taalanalyse - Universiteit van Tilburg)

  • Michel Grabisch

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    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Abstract

We deliver a short overview of di erent centrality measures and influence concepts in social networks, and present the relation-algebraic approach to the concepts of power and influence. First, we briefly discuss four kinds of measures of centrality: the ones based on degree, closeness, betweenness, and the eigenvector-related measures. We consider centrality of a node and of a network. Moreover, we give a classi cation of the centrality measures based on a topology of network flows. Furthermore, we present a certain model of influence in a social network and discuss some applications of relation algebra and RelView to this model.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) with number hal-00633859.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published, RAMICS 2011, Springer (Ed.), 2011, 22-39
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Keywords: social network ; centrality ; prestige ; influence ; relation algebra ; RelView;

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