Network analysis : methodological foundations / Ulrik Brandes, Thomas Erlebach (eds.).

Contributor(s): Brandes, Ulrik | Erlebach, Thomas | Gesellschaft für Informatik
Material type: TextTextSeries: SerienbezeichnungLecture notes in computer science: 3418.; Lecture notes in computer science: Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2005Description: 1 online resource (xii, 471 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540319559; 3540319557; 3540249796; 9783540249795Subject(s): System analysis | Mathematical models | Systèmes, Analyse de | Modèles mathématiques | System analysis | Mathematical models | Informatique | Mathematical models | System analysis | Netwerkanalyse | Algoritmen | Wiskundige modellen | Analyse de système | Analyse de réseau | Modèle mathématique | FACinfotech Computer science | ER Internet Book Full text | algoritmen | algorithms | computeranalyse | computer analysis | engineering | wiskunde | mathematics | computerwetenschappen | computer sciences | computernetwerken | computer networks | gegevensstructuren | data structures | Information and Communication Technology (General) | Informatie- en communicatietechnologie (algemeen)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Network analysis.DDC classification: 004.2/1 LOC classification: QA402 | .N48 2005Other classification: 31.12 | 54.10 | TP393 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Fundamentals / U. Brandes and T. Erlebach -- Centrality indices / D. Koschutzki [and others] -- Algorithms for centrality indices / R. Jacobs [and others] -- Advanced centrality concepts / D. Koschutzki [and others] -- Local density / S. Kosub -- Connectivity / F. Kammer and H. Taubig -- Clustering / M. Gaertler -- Role assignments / J. Lerner -- Blockmodels / M. Nunkesser and D. Sawitzki -- Network statistics / M. Brinkmeier and T. Schank -- Network comparison / M. Baur and M. Benkert -- Network models / N. Baumann and S. Stiller -- Spectral analysis / A. Baltz and L. Kliemann -- Robustness and resilience / G.W. Klau and R. Weiskircher.
Summary: 'Network' is a heavily overloaded term, so that 'network analysis' means different things to different people. Specific forms of network analysis are used in the study of diverse structures such as the Internet, interlocking directorates, transportation systems, epidemic spreading, metabolic pathways, the Web graph, electrical circuits, project plans, and so on. There is, however, a broad methodological foundation which is quickly becoming a prerequisite for researchers and practitioners working with network models. From a computer science perspective, network analysis is applied graph theory. Unlike standard graph theory books, the content of this book is organized according to methods for specific levels of analysis (element, group, network) rather than abstract concepts like paths, matchings, or spanning subgraphs. Its topics therefore range from vertex centrality to graph clustering and the evolution of scale-free networks. In 15 coherent chapters, this monograph-like tutorial book introduces and surveys the concepts and methods that drive network analysis, and is thus the first book to do so from a methodological perspective independent of specific application areas.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-466) and index.

Fundamentals / U. Brandes and T. Erlebach -- Centrality indices / D. Koschutzki [and others] -- Algorithms for centrality indices / R. Jacobs [and others] -- Advanced centrality concepts / D. Koschutzki [and others] -- Local density / S. Kosub -- Connectivity / F. Kammer and H. Taubig -- Clustering / M. Gaertler -- Role assignments / J. Lerner -- Blockmodels / M. Nunkesser and D. Sawitzki -- Network statistics / M. Brinkmeier and T. Schank -- Network comparison / M. Baur and M. Benkert -- Network models / N. Baumann and S. Stiller -- Spectral analysis / A. Baltz and L. Kliemann -- Robustness and resilience / G.W. Klau and R. Weiskircher.

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'Network' is a heavily overloaded term, so that 'network analysis' means different things to different people. Specific forms of network analysis are used in the study of diverse structures such as the Internet, interlocking directorates, transportation systems, epidemic spreading, metabolic pathways, the Web graph, electrical circuits, project plans, and so on. There is, however, a broad methodological foundation which is quickly becoming a prerequisite for researchers and practitioners working with network models. From a computer science perspective, network analysis is applied graph theory. Unlike standard graph theory books, the content of this book is organized according to methods for specific levels of analysis (element, group, network) rather than abstract concepts like paths, matchings, or spanning subgraphs. Its topics therefore range from vertex centrality to graph clustering and the evolution of scale-free networks. In 15 coherent chapters, this monograph-like tutorial book introduces and surveys the concepts and methods that drive network analysis, and is thus the first book to do so from a methodological perspective independent of specific application areas.

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