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The H-index of a network node and its relation to degree and coreness

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2016
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Title
The H-index of a network node and its relation to degree and coreness
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2016
DOI 10.1038/ncomms10168
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Authors

Linyuan Lü, Tao Zhou, Qian-Ming Zhang, H. Eugene Stanley

Abstract

Identifying influential nodes in dynamical processes is crucial in understanding network structure and function. Degree, H-index and coreness are widely used metrics, but previously treated as unrelated. Here we show their relation by constructing an operator , in terms of which degree, H-index and coreness are the initial, intermediate and steady states of the sequences, respectively. We obtain a family of H-indices that can be used to measure a node's importance. We also prove that the convergence to coreness can be guaranteed even under an asynchronous updating process, allowing a decentralized local method of calculating a node's coreness in large-scale evolving networks. Numerical analyses of the susceptible-infected-removed spreading dynamics on disparate real networks suggest that the H-index is a good tradeoff that in many cases can better quantify node influence than either degree or coreness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 241 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 71 29%
Student > Master 34 14%
Researcher 30 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 6%
Student > Postgraduate 13 5%
Other 39 16%
Unknown 44 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 60 24%
Physics and Astronomy 20 8%
Engineering 18 7%
Mathematics 17 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 6%
Other 51 21%
Unknown 65 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2016.
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