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Title: A measure for the cohesion of weighted networks
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
ROUSSEAU, Ronald
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 54(3). p. 193-202
Abstract: A generalization of both the Botafogo-Rivlin-Shneiderman compactness measure and the Wiener index is presented. These new measures for the cohesion of networks can be used in case a dissimilarity value is given between nodes in a network or a graph. It is illustrated how a set of weights between connected nodes can be transformed into a set of dissimilarity measures for all nodes. The new compactness measure for the cohesion of weighted graphs has several desirable properties related to the disjoint union of two networks. Finally, an example is presented of the calculation of the new compactness measures for a co-citation and a bibliographic coupling network.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/768
DOI: 10.1002/asi.10155
ISI #: 000180834700001
ISSN: 1532-2882
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2004
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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