Localized Bridging Centrality for Distributed Network Analysis

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Localized Bridging Centrality for Distributed Network Analysis
— Centrality is a concept often used in social network analysis to study different properties of networks that are modeled as graphs. We present a new centrality metric called Localized Bridging Centrality (LBC). LBC is based on the Bridging Centrality (BC) metric that Hwang et al. recently introduced. Bridging nodes are nodes that are strategically located in between highly connected regions. LBC is capable of identifying bridging nodes with an accuracy comparable to that of the BC metric for most networks. As the name suggests, we use only local information from surrounding nodes to compute the LBC metric, whereas, global knowledge is required to calculate the BC metric. The main difference between LBC and BC is that LBC uses the egocentric definition of betweenness centrality to identify bridging nodes, while BC uses the sociocentric definition of betweenness centrality. Thus, our LBC metric is suitable for distributed or parallel computation and has the benefit of being an ord...
Soumendra Nanda, David Kotz
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Updated 30 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Soumendra Nanda, David Kotz
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