Group Cohesion Assessment in Networks | Marco Grassia

# Group Cohesion Assessment in Networks

### Abstract

Networks measurement is essential to catch and quantify their features, behaviour and/or emerging phenomena. The goal of cohesiveness metric introduced here is to establish the level of cohesion among network nodes. It comes from the Black-Hole metric introduced as a solution of the normalization problem that affects PageRank; in particular, here we present an extension that leverages a set of black hole nodes to assess intra- and inter-group cohesion in partitioned networks. We carried out the evaluation in several real-world networks, also considering temporal dynamics and group size.

Publication
Complex Networks XI
##### Marco Grassia
###### Research Fellow · Network Science and Machine Learning

Research Fellow in Network Science and Machine Learning at University of Catania