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The geometric nature of weights in real complex networks

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2017
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Title
The geometric nature of weights in real complex networks
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms14103
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Authors

Antoine Allard, M. Ángeles Serrano, Guillermo García-Pérez, Marián Boguñá

Abstract

The topology of many real complex networks has been conjectured to be embedded in hidden metric spaces, where distances between nodes encode their likelihood of being connected. Besides of providing a natural geometrical interpretation of their complex topologies, this hypothesis yields the recipe for sustainable Internet's routing protocols, sheds light on the hierarchical organization of biochemical pathways in cells, and allows for a rich characterization of the evolution of international trade. Here we present empirical evidence that this geometric interpretation also applies to the weighted organization of real complex networks. We introduce a very general and versatile model and use it to quantify the level of coupling between their topology, their weights and an underlying metric space. Our model accurately reproduces both their topology and their weights, and our results suggest that the formation of connections and the assignment of their magnitude are ruled by different processes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 77 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 29%
Researcher 20 24%
Student > Master 8 10%
Professor 5 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 6%
Other 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 19 23%
Unspecified 11 13%
Engineering 10 12%
Computer Science 8 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 10%
Other 26 32%

Attention Score in Context

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