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New Measure of Complex Network Centrality Based on Resource Allocation

Keywords: Centrality measures,Resource allocation,Complex networks

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A new centrality measure for complex networks, called resource allocation centrality measure, was proposed in this paper. It can overcome some disadvantages of several often used centrality measures that can not be applicable to the disconnect networks. The resource allocation centrality of a node is defined as its amount of resource received from other nodes. If a node receives more resources from other nodes, the node is more important than others. Simulation tests on artificial networks and real networks show that the resource allocation centrality measure has good performances in detecting bridge node and has good stability.


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