Descriptive Analysis of Network Graph Characteristics

Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Given a network graph representation of a system – possibly constructed from an appropriate set of measurements, in the manner of the previous chapter – it is common to explore the characteristics and structural properties of the network. Tasks range from the calculation of simple metrics summarizing topological structure, both local and global, to the unsupervised extraction of complex relational patterns. In this chapter we present a core set of tools and techniques for such purposes.


Degree Distribution Centrality Measure Betweenness Centrality Protein Interaction Network Network Graph 


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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Mathematics & StatisticsBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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