Semantic Space as a Metapopulation System: Modelling the Wikipedia Information Flow Network

  • A. Paolo MasucciEmail author
  • Alkiviadis Kalampokis
  • Víctor M. Eguíluz
  • Emilio Hernández-García
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


The meaning of a word can be defined as an indefinite set of interpretants, which are other words that circumscribe the semantic content of the word they represent (Derrida 1982). In the same way each interpretant has a set of interpretants representing it and so on. Hence the indefinite chain of meaning assumes a rhizomatic shape that can be represented and analysed via the modern techniques of network theory (Dorogovtsev and Mendes 2013).


Degree Distribution Percolation Threshold Minimum Span Tree Shannon Entropy Semantic Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Paolo Masucci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alkiviadis Kalampokis
    • 2
  • Víctor M. Eguíluz
    • 3
  • Emilio Hernández-García
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisUniversity College of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze e TecnologieUniversitá degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”NapoliItaly
  3. 3.Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos IFISC (CSIC-UIB)Palma de MallorcaSpain

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