Hierarchy measures in complex networks.

@article{Trusina2004HierarchyMI,
  title={Hierarchy measures in complex networks.},
  author={Ala Trusina and Sergei Maslov and Petter Minnhagen and Kim Sneppen},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 17},
  pages={178702}
}
Using each node's degree as a proxy for its importance, the topological hierarchy of a complex network is introduced and quantified. We propose a simple dynamical process used to construct networks which are either maximally or minimally hierarchical. Comparison with these extremal cases as well as with random scale-free networks allows us to better understand hierarchical versus modular features in several real-life complex networks. For random scale-free topologies the extent of topological… CONTINUE READING

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