Ranking and clustering of nodes in networks with smart teleportation
2012 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, Vol. 85, no 5, 056107- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Random teleportation is a necessary evil for ranking and clustering directed networks based on random walks. Teleportation enables ergodic solutions, but the solutions must necessarily depend on the exact implementation and parametrization of the teleportation. For example, in the commonly used PageRank algorithm, the teleportation rate must trade off a heavily biased solution with a uniform solution. Here we show that teleportation to links rather than nodes enables a much smoother trade-off and effectively more robust results. We also show that, by not recording the teleportation steps of the random walker, we can further reduce the effect of teleportation with dramatic effects on clustering.
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2012. Vol. 85, no 5, 056107- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56215DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.056107ISI: 000303759800001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-56215DiVA: diva2:532925