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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 that of the World Wide Web, despite the very different(More)
We analyze here a particular kind of linguistic network where vertices represent words and edges stand for syntactic relationships between words. The statistical properties of these networks have been recently studied and various features such as the small-world phenomenon and a scale-free distribution of degrees have been found. Our work focuses on four(More)
The hierarchical structure of scale-free networks has been investigated focusing on the scaling of the number N(h)(t) of loops of size h as a function of the system size. In particular, we have found the analytic expression for the scaling of N(h)(t) in the Barabási-Albert (BA) scale-free network. We have performed numerical simulations on the scaling law(More)
Folksonomies provide a rich source of data to study social patterns taking place on the World Wide Web. Here we study the temporal patterns of users' tagging activity. We show that the statistical properties of inter-arrival times between subsequent tagging events cannot be explained without taking into account correlation in users' behaviors. This shows(More)
We present data analysis and modeling of two particular cases of study in the field of growing networks. We analyze World Wide Web data set and authorship collaboration networks in order to check the presence of correlation in the data. The results are reproduced with good agreement through a suitable modification of the standard Albert-Barabási model of(More)
An intriguing hypothesis, first suggested by Tim Berners-Lee, is that the structure of online groups should conform to a power law distribution. We believe this is likely a consequence of the Dunbar Number, which is a supposed limit to the number of persistent social contacts a user can have in a group. As preliminary results, we show that the number of(More)
We study the semantic assortativity in the social networks hosted by the Flickr folksonomy, based both on the contact data and on the group membership data provided by the users. The social network built this way are complex one. Besides, one observes a clear assortativity pattern, stronger than in a suitable null model adopted for a comparison.(More)
We investigate degree correlations in two online social networks where users are connected through different types of links. We find that, while subnetworks in which links have a positive connotation, such as endorsement and trust, are characterized by assortative mixing by degree, networks in which links have a negative connotation, such as disapproval and(More)
We present here a study of the clustering and loops in a graph of the Internet at the autonomous systems level. We show that, even if the whole structure is changing with time, the statistical distributions of loops of order 3, 4, and 5 remain stable during the evolution. Moreover, we will bring evidence that the Internet graphs show characteristic(More)