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Models of social networks based on social distance attachment

Author
Boguña, M.; Pastor-Satorras, R.; Díaz-Guilera, A.; Arenas, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Physical review E, statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Date of publication
2004-11
Volume
70
First page
056122-1
Last page
056122-8
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.70.056122 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/125897 Open in new window
URL
https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.70.056122 Open in new window
Abstract
We propose a class of models of social network formation based on a mathematical abstraction of the concept of social distance. Social distance attachment is represented by the tendency of peers to establish acquaintances via a decreasing function of the relative distance in a representative social space. We derive analytical results (corroborated by extensive numerical simulations), showing that the model reproduces the main statistical characteristics of real social networks: large clustering ...
Citation
Boguña, M., Pastor-Satorras, R., Díaz-Guilera, A., Arenas, A. Models of social networks based on social distance attachment. "Physical review E, statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics", Novembre 2004, vol. 70, p. 056122-1-056122-8.
Keywords
Social networks
Group of research
SC-SIMBIO - Complex systems. Computer simulation of materials and biological systems

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