Extracting h-backbone as a core structure in weighted networks
Zhang, Ronda J.
Stanley, H. Eugene
Ye, Fred Y.
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Citation (published version)Ronda J Zhang, H Eugene Stanley, Fred Y Ye. 2018. "Extracting h-Backbone as a Core Structure in Weighted Networks." Scientific Reports, Volume 8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32430-1
Determining the core structure of complex network systems allows us to simplify them. Using h-bridge and h-strength measurements in a weighted network, we extract the h-backbone core structure. We find that focusing on the h-backbone in a network allows greater simplification because it has fewer edges and thus fewer adjacent nodes. We examine three practical applications: the co-citation network in an information system, the open flight network in a social system, and coauthorship in network science publications.
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