Generating global network structures by triad types
ID Cugmas, Marjan (Author), ID Ferligoj, Anuška (Author), ID Žiberna, Aleš (Author)

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This paper addresses the question of whether one can generate networks with a given global structure (defined by selected blockmodels, i.e., cohesive, core-periphery, hierarchical, and transitivity), considering only different types of triads. Two methods are used to generate networks: (i) the newly proposed method of relocating links; and (ii) the Monte Carlo Multi Chain algorithm implemented in the ergm package in R. Most of the selected blockmodel types can be generated by considering all types of triads. The selection of only a subset of triads can improve the generated networks' blockmodel structure. Yet, in the case of a hierarchical blockmodel without complete blocks on the diagonal, additional local structures are needed to achieve the desired global structure of generated networks. This shows that blockmodels can emerge based only on local processes that do not take attributes into account.

Keywords:algorithms, network analysis, statistical distributions, census, network motifs, Monte Carlo method, solvation, social networks
Work type:Article
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FDV - Faculty of Social Sciences
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Number of pages:24 str.
Numbering:Vol. 13, iss. 5, art. e0197514
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-128369 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:1932-6203
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0197514 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:35624541 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:09.07.2021
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Keywords:globalna omrežja, triade


Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Funding programme:Young researchers

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:P5-0168
Name:Družboslovna metodologija, statistika in informatika

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:J7-8279
Name:Bločno modeliranje večnivojskih in časovnih omrežij

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