Social Measures and Flexible Navigation on Online Contact Networks

N. Korfiatis, M.A. Sicilia

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This paper discusses ways of navigating online contact networks - networks of social connections defined under a relational context - on a way that can provide much more meaningful information to those that use them. In particular we use the concept of a weak and strong relational tie to address the different levels of social distance and express them using a trapezoid function of fuzzy numbers. We provide a numerical example using a fuzzy graph where the strength or weakness of the connections is defined as a fuzzy number and address some of the advantages of this approach to provide better information for the members of this contact network.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Fuzzy Systems Conference, FUZZ-IEEE 2007
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventFuzzy Systems Conference, 2007 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jul 200726 Jul 2007


ConferenceFuzzy Systems Conference, 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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