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A stochastic complex network model

Author: David J. Aldous
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Journal: Electron. Res. Announc. Amer. Math. Soc. 9 (2003), 152-161
MSC (2000): Primary 60K35; Secondary 05C80, 90B15, 94C15
Published electronically: December 18, 2003
MathSciNet review: 2029476
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Abstract: We introduce a stochastic model for complex networks possessing three qualitative features: power-law degree distributions, local clustering, and slowly growing diameter. The model is mathematically natural, permits a wide variety of explicit calculations, has the desired three qualitative features, and fits the complete range of degree scaling exponents and clustering parameters.

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David J. Aldous
Affiliation: Department of Statistics, 367 Evans Hall, U.C. Berkeley, CA 94720

Keywords: Complex network, Poisson process, PWIT, random graph, scale-free, small worlds, Yule process
Received by editor(s): July 22, 2003
Published electronically: December 18, 2003
Additional Notes: The author was supported in part by NSF Grant DMS-0203062.
Communicated by: Ronald L. Graham