Efficient behavior of small-world networks.

@article{Latora2001EfficientBO,
  title={Efficient behavior of small-world networks.},
  author={Vito Latora and Massimo Marchiori},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 19},
  pages={198701}
}
We introduce the concept of efficiency of a network as a measure of how efficiently it exchanges information. By using this simple measure, small-world networks are seen as systems that are both globally and locally efficient. This gives a clear physical meaning to the concept of "small world," and also a precise quantitative analysis of both weighted and unweighted networks. We study neural networks and man-made communication and transportation systems and we show that the underlying general… CONTINUE READING
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