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A measure of authors’ centrality in co-authorship networks based on the distribution of collaborative relationships

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  • Haiyang Lu

    () (Harbin Institute of Technology
    National TPM Center of China)

  • Yuqiang Feng

    (Harbin Institute of Technology
    National TPM Center of China)

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Although there are many measures of centrality of individuals in social networks, and those centrality measures can be applied to the analysis of authors’ importance in co-authorship networks, the distribution of an author’s collaborative relationships among different communities has not been considered. This distribution or extensity is an important aspect of authors’ activity. In the present study, we will propose a new measure termed extensity centrality, taking into account the distribution of an author’s collaborative relationships. In computing the strength of collaborative ties, which is closely related to the extensity centrality, we choose Salton’s measure. We choose the ACM SIGKDD data as our testing data set, and analyze the result of authors’ importance from different points of view.

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  • Haiyang Lu & Yuqiang Feng, 2009. "A measure of authors’ centrality in co-authorship networks based on the distribution of collaborative relationships," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 81(2), pages 499-511, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:81:y:2009:i:2:d:10.1007_s11192-008-2173-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-008-2173-x
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