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Group Measures and Modeling for Social Networks


Social network modeling is generally based on graph theory, which allows for study of dynamics and emerging phenomena. However, in terms of neighborhood, the graphs are not necessarily adapted to represent complex interactions, and the neighborhood of a group of vertices can be inferred from the neighborhoods of each vertex composing that group. In our study, we consider that a group has to be considered as a complex system where emerging phenomena can appear. In this paper, a formalism is proposed to resolve this problematic by modeling groups in social networks using pretopology as a generalization of the graph theory. After giving some definitions and examples of modeling, we show how some measures used in social network analysis (degree, betweenness, and closeness) can be also generalized to consider a group as a whole entity.
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hal-01105054 , version 1 (19-01-2015)



Vincent Levorato. Group Measures and Modeling for Social Networks. Journal of Complex Systems, 2014, 2014, pp.Article ID 354385. ⟨10.1155/2014/354385⟩. ⟨hal-01105054⟩
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