Review of Network Abstraction Techniques

  title={Review of Network Abstraction Techniques},
  author={Fang Zhou and S{\'e}bastien Mahler and Hannu Toivonen},
Networks are a common way of representing linked information. The goal of network abstraction is to transform a large network into a smaller one, so that the smaller is a useful summary of the original graph. In this paper we review different approaches and techniques proposed to abstract a large network. We classify the approaches along two axes. The first one consists of elementary simplification techniques used: pruning of (irrelevant) nodes and edges, partitioning to several smaller… CONTINUE READING

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