Conditional Reliability and the Identification of Communities
Final technical rept. Jun 2008-Sep 2009
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE
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This document reports on results obtained in the investigation of a collection of methods for using indirect measurements of usage patterns in communication networks with the goal of identifying communities of users. The primary methods developed include a generalization of connectivity-based network reliability measures to multiterminal resilience measures that permit a more detailed classification of types of communication techniques for identifying indirect connections based on patterns of common usage rather than direct communication and primarily combinatorial techniques to support the determination of factors that can be used in determining relevant characteristics of such links in the identification of communities. In the latter vein, substantial progress on the construction of combinatorial arrays to permit factor characterization is outlined.
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