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The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 143, Issue 1, pp 233–235 | Cite as

The role of topology on the dynamics of the Naming Game

  • A. Baronchelli
  • L. Dall'Asta
  • A. Barrat
  • V. Loreto
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Abstract.

The Naming Game captures the essential features leading a population to agree on the use of a semiotic convention (or, more in general, an opinion). Consensus emerges through local negotiations between pairs of agents, in the absence of any central co-ordination. Thus, it is natural that topology, identifying the set of possible interactions, plays a central role in the dynamics of the model. Here, we review the role of different topological properties, pointing out that finite connectivity, combined with the small-world property, ensure the best performances in terms of memory usage and time to reach convergence.

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EUROPEAN Physical Journal Special Topic Random Graph Complete Graph Exponential Convergence Naming Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Baronchelli
    • 1
  • L. Dall'Asta
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Barrat
    • 2
    • 4
  • V. Loreto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità “La Sapienza” and SMC- INFM-CNRRomaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique (UMR du CNRS 8627), Bâtiment 210, Université de Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  3. 3.Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11TriesteItaly
  4. 4.Complex Networks Lagrange LaboratoryTurinItaly

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