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Handbook of Large-Scale Random Networks

Volume 18 of the series Bolyai Society Mathematical Studies pp 409-443

The Inverse Problem of Evolving Networks — with Application to Social Nets

  • Gábor CsárdiAffiliated withDepartment of Biophysics, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesCenter for Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo College
  • , Katherine J. StrandburgAffiliated withNew York University School of LawDePaul University, College of Law
  • , Jan TobochnikAffiliated withDepartments of Physics and Computer Science, Kalamazoo College
  • , Péter ÉrdiAffiliated withDepartment of Biophysics, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesCenter for Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo College

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Abstract

Many complex systems can be modeled by graphs [8]. The vertices of the graph represent objects of the system, and the edges of the graph the relationships between these objects. These relationships may be structural or functional, according to the modeler’s needs [1, 29, 7].