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Network Numerology : Demystifying Numbers in Social Network Analysis

Information Awareness Month - actKM event - presentation by Graham Durant-Law of HyperEdge at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery on the 15th of May 2012 - 4pm to 6 pm

“Numerology is the study of the purported divine, mystical or other special relationship between a count or measurement and life. The term is most often used in a derogatory sense. Network science is replete with numbers, algorithms and formulas. Often, to the uninitiated, these numbers are akin to numerology and represent a “black art” understood only by a few. In this presentation some of the more common measures used in Social Network Analysis will be demystified. However some numerological numbers will also be discussed. These include Dunbar’s Number and the lesser know Wellman’s Number, along with the Bernard-Kilworth Number and Wu’s Heuristic. It will be up to you to decide whether these numbers are real or a divine measure!”

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