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Fuzzy Concepts in Small Worlds and the Identification of Leaders in Social Networks

  • Trinidad Casasús-Estellés
  • Ronald R. Yager
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 443)

Abstract

In the study of the Social Networks, the Small World phenomenon appears frequently. We apply some techniques of graph theory and fuzzy sets to characterize the Small World features as well as the existence of the figure of leader in Social Networks. These techniques help to the conceptual formalization in relational networks analysis, by transforming linguistic and human-focused manner concepts related to social networks in some formal representation. These techniques are also applied when the similarity among nodes wants to be measured in order to study the current homophily present in a Network.

Keywords

Fuzzy Sets Small Worlds Social Network Leader 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trinidad Casasús-Estellés
    • 1
  • Ronald R. Yager
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics-IEIUniversity of ValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Iona CollegeMachine Intelligence InstituteNew RochelleUSA

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