Networking

A Parameterized Centrality Metric for Network Analysis

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Executive Summary

Centrality measures the degree to which network structure contributes to the importance, or status, of a node in a network. Over the years many different centrality metrics have been defined. One of the more popular metrics, between centrality, measures the fraction of all shortest paths in a network that pass through a given node. Other centrality metrics include those based on random walks and path-based metrics. The simplest path-based metric, degree centrality, measures the number of edges that connect a node to others in a network.

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