Leaders and Negotiators: An Influence-based Metric for Rank
Keywords:Ranking, Influence, Communities
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).
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. https://doi.org/10.1609/icwsm.v3i1.13998