Skeleton and fractal scaling in complex networks

Kwang-Il Goh, G. Salvi, B. Kahng, D. Kim

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Abstract

We find that the fractal scaling in a class of scale-free networks originates from the underlying tree structure called a skeleton, a special type of spanning tree based on the edge betweenness centrality. The fractal skeleton has the property of the critical branching tree. The original fractal networks are viewed as a fractal skeleton dressed with local shortcuts. An inâ silico model with both the fractal scaling and the scale-invariance properties is also constructed. The framework of fractal networks is useful in understanding the utility and the redundancy in networked systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 13
Externally publishedYes

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Skeleton and fractal scaling in complex networks. / Goh, Kwang-Il; Salvi, G.; Kahng, B.; Kim, D.

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Goh, Kwang-Il ; Salvi, G. ; Kahng, B. ; Kim, D. / Skeleton and fractal scaling in complex networks. In: Physical Review Letters. 2006 ; Vol. 96, No. 1.
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