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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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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 %
Switzerland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 98 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 31%
Researcher 22 21%
Student > Master 12 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 7 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 23 22%
Computer Science 10 10%
Engineering 10 10%
Mathematics 9 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 9%
Other 27 26%
Unknown 15 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 June 2017.
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#694,772
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