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# On centrality functions of a graph

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DOI: 10.1007/3-540-10704-5_5

- Cite this paper as:
- Kishi G. (1981) On centrality functions of a graph. In: Saito N., Nishizeki T. (eds) Graph Theory and Algorithms. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 108. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

## Abstract

For a connected nondirected graph, a centrality function is a real valued function of the vertices defined as a linear combination of the numbers of the vertices classified according to the distance from a given vertex. Some fundamental properties of the centrality functions and the set of central vertices are summarized. Inserting an edge between a center and a vertex, the stability of the set of central vertices are investigated.

For a weakly connected directed graph, we can prove similar theorems with respect to a generalized centrality function based on a new definition of the modified distance from a vertex to another vertex.