Ordered Weighted Averaging in Social Networks
AbstractWe study a stochastic model of influence where agents have yes-no inclinations on some issue, and opinions may change due to mutual influence among the agents. Each agent independently aggregates the opinions of the other agents and possibly herself. We study influence processes modelled by ordered weighted averaging operators. This allows to study situations where the influence process resembles a majority vote, which are not covered by the classical approach of weighted averaging aggregation. We provide an analysis of the speed of convergence and the probabilities of absoption by different terminal classes. We find a necessary and sufficient condition for convergence to consensus and characterize terminal states. Our results can also be used to understand more general situations, where ordered weighted averaging operators are only used to some extend. Furthermore, we apply our results to fuzzy linguistic quantifiers.
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Social network; influence; convergence; speed of convergence; consensus; ordered weighted averaging operator; fuzzy linguistic quantifier.;
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- Manuel Förster & Michel Grabisch & Agnieszka Rusinowsk, 2013. "Anonymous Social Influence," Working Papers 2013.51, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- Manuel Förster & Michel Grabisch & Agnieszka Rusinowska, 2012. "Ordered Weighted Averaging in Social Networks," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 12056, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
- FÖRSTER, Manuel & GRABISCH, Michel & RUSINOWSKA, Agnieszka, 2013. "Anonymous social influence," CORE Discussion Papers 2013028, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
- D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
- D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
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- NEP-ALL-2012-11-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIC-2012-11-17 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-NET-2012-11-17 (Network Economics)
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