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The Naming Game in Social Networks: Community Formation and Consensus Engineering

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The Naming Game in Social Networks: Community Formation and Consensus Engineering
We study the dynamics of the Naming Game [Baronchelli et al., (2006) J. Stat. Mech.: Theory Exp. P06014] in empirical social networks. This stylized agentbased model captures essential features of agreement dynamics in a network of autonomous agents, corresponding to the development of shared classification schemes in a network of artificial agents or opinion spreading and social dynamics in social networks. Our study focuses on the impact that communities in the underlying social graphs have on the outcome of the agreement process. We find that networks with strong community structure hinder the system from reaching global agreement; the evolution of the Naming Game in these networks maintains clusters of coexisting opinions indefinitely. Further, we investigate agent-based network strategies to facilitate convergence to global consensus.
Qiming Lu, Gyorgy Korniss, Boleslaw K. Szymanski
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Qiming Lu, Gyorgy Korniss, Boleslaw K. Szymanski
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