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A distinct sort of data, known as network data or graph data, necessitates a different kind of analysis.

Key components of a Graph or Network are Vertices /
Nodes and Edges / Links

Adjacency Matrix. is a representation of a network. It should be noted that the adjacency matrix for an undirected graph is symmetric.

There are two types of links or edges between nodes: unidirectional and bidirectional.

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Node Properties:

Degree Centrality = Number of direct ties with other nodes
In-Degree = Number of Incoming connections
Out-Degree = Number of Outgoing connections

Degree centrality is a local measure and hence we should look at other measures.

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Closeness Centrality is how close the node is to other nodes in the network

Closeness Centrality = 1/(sum of distances to all other nodes)

When a comparison of two networks arise then normalized closeness should be considered

Normalized Closeness = (Total number of nodes - 1) * Closeness

A node's or an edge's betweenness centrality can be determined.

How frequently a node or edge is on the shortest path between pairs is known as betweenness centrality.

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Instead than merely counting the number of connections you have, eigenvector centrality counts the quality of your connections.

  • Nodes which are connected to high scoring nodes contribute more to the score of that nodes which are connected to low scoring nodes.
  • Eigenvector is calculated from eigenvectors of adjacency matrix.

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  • X corresponding to the highest Eigenvalue is the vector that consists of the Eigenvector centralities of the nodes.
  • Diffusion Centrality is a measure on how likely is a person, who receives the information, going to diffuse the information further.

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