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Using Multilevel Network Reification to Model Second-Order Adaptive Bonding by Homophily

  • Jan TreurEmail author
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Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 251)

Abstract

The concept of multilevel network reification introduced in the previous chapters enables representation within a network not only of first-order adaptation principles, but also of second-order adaptation principles expressing change of characteristics of first-order adaptation principles. In the current chapter, this approach is illustrated for an adaptive Social Network. This involves a first-order adaptation principle for bonding by homophily represented at the first reification level, and a second-order adaptation principle describing change of characteristics of this first-order adaptation principle, and represented at the second reification level. The second-order adaptation addresses adaptive change of two of the characteristics of the first-order adaptation, specifically similarity tipping point and connection adaptation speed factor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social AI Group, Department of Computer ScienceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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