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A brief introduction to complex networks and their analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Complex Networks
PublisherBirkhäuser Boston
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780817647889
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


In this chapter we present a brief introduction to complex networks and their analysis. We review important network classes and properties thereof as well as general analysis methods. The focus of this chapter is on the structural analysis of networks, however, information-theoretic methods are also discussed.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Centrality measures, Comparative network analysis, Complex networks, Information-theoretic measures, Module detection