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Models of core/periphery structures

Models of core/periphery structures

Borgatti, Stephen P. and Everett, Martin G. (2000) Models of core/periphery structures. Social Networks, 21 (4). pp. 375-395. ISSN 0378-8733 (doi:

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A common but informal notion in social network analysis and other fields is the concept of a core/periphery structure. The intuitive conception entails a dense, cohesive core and a sparse, unconnected periphery. This paper seeks to formalize the intuitive notion of a core/periphery structure and suggests algorithms for detecting this structure, along with statistical tests for testing a priori hypotheses. Different models are presented for different kinds of graphs (directed and undirected, valued and nonvalued). In addition, the close relation of the continuous models developed to certain centrality measures is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: models, core/periphery structures, intuitive conceptions
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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