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Preferential attachment in the growth of social networks: The internet encyclopedia Wikipedia
Abstract We present an analysis of the statistical We present an analysis of the statistical properties and growth of the free on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. By describing topics by vertices and hyperlinks between them as edges, we can represent this encyclopedia as a directed graph. The topological properties of this graph are in close analogy with those of the World Wide Web, despite the very different growth mechanism. In particular, we measure a scale-invariant distribution of the in and out degree and we are able to reproduce these features by means of a simple statistical model. As a major consequence, Wikipedia growth can be described by local rules such as the preferential attachment mechanism, though users, who are responsible of its evolution, can act globally on the network.volution, can act globally on the network.
Abstractsub We present an analysis of the statistical We present an analysis of the statistical properties and growth of the free on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. By describing topics by vertices and hyperlinks between them as edges, we can represent this encyclopedia as a directed graph. The topological properties of this graph are in close analogy with those of the World Wide Web, despite the very different growth mechanism. In particular, we measure a scale-invariant distribution of the in and out degree and we are able to reproduce these features by means of a simple statistical model. As a major consequence, Wikipedia growth can be described by local rules such as the preferential attachment mechanism, though users, who are responsible of its evolution, can act globally on the network.volution, can act globally on the network.
Bibtextype misc  +
Citeulike 1007014  +
Doi 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.036116  +
Has author A. Capocci + , V. D. P. Servedio + , F. Colaiori + , L. S. Buriol + , D. Donato + , S. Leonardi + , G. Caldarelli +
Issue 3  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 3  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Physical Review E +
Title Preferential attachment in the growth of social networks: The internet encyclopedia Wikipedia +
Type unknown  +
Volume 74  +
Year 2006 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 29 January 2012 14:45:21  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 September 2014 18:10:20  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2006  +
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