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For over a decade, complex networks have steadily grown as an important tool across a
Synopsis
For over a decade, complex networks have steadily grown as an important tool across abroad array of academic disciplines, with applications ranging from physics to social media.A tightly organized collectionofcarefully-selected papers on the subject, "Towards an Information Theory of Complex Networks: Statistical Methods and Applications" presents theoretical and practical results about information-theoretic and statistical models of complex networks in the natural sciences and humanities.The book'smajor goal is to advocate and promote a combination of graph-theoretic, information-theoretic, and statistical methods as a way to better understand and characterize real-world networks.
This volume is the first to present a self-contained, comprehensive overview of information-theoretic modelsof complex networks with an emphasis on applications. As such, itmarks a first step toward establishing advanced statistical information theory as a unified theoretical basis of complex networksfor allscientific disciplines andcan serve asa valuable resource foradiverse audience of advanced students and professional scientists.While it is primarilyintendedas a reference for research, the bookcould also be a useful supplemental graduate text in courses related to information science, graph theory, machine learning, and computational biology, among others."
Synopsis
For over a decade, complex networks have steadily grown as an important tool across a
Table of Contents
Preface.- Entropy of Digraphs and Infinite Networks.- An Information-Theoretic Upper Bound on Planar Graphs Using Well-orderly Maps.- Probabilistic Inference Using Function Factorization and Divergence Minimization.- Wave Localization on Complex Networks.- Information-Theoretic Methods in Chemical Graph Theory.- On the Development and Application of Net-Sign Graph Theory.- The Central Role of Information Theory in Ecology.- Inferences About Coupling from Ecological Surveillance Monitoring.- Markov Entropy Centrality.- Social Ontologies as Generalizedd Nearly Acyclic Directed Graphs.- Typology by Means of Language Networks.- Information Theory-Based Measurement of Software.- Fair and Biased Random Walks on Undirected Graphs and Related Entropies.