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Europhys. Lett.
Volume 65, Number 3, February 2004
Page(s) 440 - 443
Section Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology
Published online 01 January 2004
Europhys. Lett., 65 (3) , pp. 440-443 (2004)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2003-10092-4

Communication networks reveal Gaussian scaling topology

N. Bernhoeft

CEA-Grenoble, DRFMC - 38054 Grenoble, France

(Received 8 May 2003; accepted in final form 25 November 2003)

In an appropriate basis, typical communication networks are shown to admit a Gaussian representation. This approach enables the extraction of two, independent, parameters, inextricably entangled in previous analysis techniques, which characterise the topology of such networks. These findings complement those of the original asymptotic scaling models and may have a broader implication in network analysis.

89.75.-k - Complex systems.
89.75.Fb - Structures and organization in complex systems.

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