Leaders and Negotiators: An Influence-based Metric for Rank

Authors

  • Rumi Ghosh University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute
  • Kristina Lerman University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute

Keywords:

Ranking, Influence, Communities

Abstract

We propose influence as a measure of the centrality of nodes in a network. Influence takes into account not only direct links but also all paths between nodes. We parametrize the influence metric by a variable alpha that measures the strength of links. Variations in rankings as alpha changes provides a mechanism to identify the central nodes within communities (leaders), as well as nodes that act as bridges between communities (negotiators).

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Published

2009-03-20

How to Cite

Ghosh, R., & Lerman, K. (2009). Leaders and Negotiators: An Influence-based Metric for Rank. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 3(1), 207-209. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/13998