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On the matter of classifying node connections

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1 Author(s)
Armstrong, C.J. ; Sch. of Inf. Syst., Curtin Univ., Perth, WA, Australia

Traditional network classification has focused on four aspects; structure, node, link, and dynamics. The purpose of this paper is to consider a node individually and to base classification on the types of links it possesses. A basic network provides only three possibilities with the `Mutual, Asynchronous, Null' MAN system providing for sixteen different combinations of link patterns. This paper introduces a concept to resolve an unsatisfactory situation and to determine the significance of a `null' link. The proposed extension of the MAN system provides thirty two different combinations of link patterns, and a system for acknowledging proportional combinations of node links, thereby facilitating a potentially more refined classification of node link pattern.

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Network Science Workshop (NSW), 2011 IEEE

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22-24 June 2011

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