Program to finds central individuals in arbitrary networks, Programming Languages

Identifying the Central Individual in a Social Network

1. Introduction

You have just been hired by a social networking company! The division you are working in is particularly interested in identifying "central" individuals in the network. Unfortunately, they do not have a formal definition of what makes an individual central. The only resource they currently have is a set of sample networks which have the central individual(s) identified.

2. Assignment

Your task is to do the following:

1.) Create a mathematical definition to define who is(are) the central individual(s) in a network. This definition should:

a. Successfully identify the central individuals in the sample networks provided. (See Sample network files, Central individual is identified in the Appendix of this file)

b. Be applicable to an arbitrary network of arbitrary size.

2.) Implement a program that successfully finds central individuals in arbitrary networks.

a. Input - A file name submitted via the command-line.

The file will have a number of lines of input. Each line will have information about a single connection between friends in a social network, in the following format:

X friends with Y

Where X and Y are integer values (note X will never equal Y). Each integer represents the id of an individual in the network. Each line represents a connection between the two individuals.

b. Output - The ids corresponding to the central individuals (there may be more than one).

c. You can use the programming language of your choice, but your program must be able to compile and run on one of the department linux computers (i.e. linux-1.ece.iastate.edu, linux-2.ece.iastate.edu, etc.)

4. Handing In and Grading

The assignment should be submitted via BlackBoard in a zip file with your NetID as the name of the file.

Your submission should include a short project report which:

1.) Gives your formal definition of a central individual.

Note - even if you are unable to come up with a definition that satisfies all the test networks, be sure to include definitions you tried and explored. We will give partial credit.

2.) Gives a high level overview of the algorithm your program uses to locate the central individual.

3.) Gives clear instructions on how to compile and run your program.

Posted Date: 2/19/2013 6:12:57 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Program to finds central individuals in arbitrary networks, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Program to finds central individuals in arbitrary networks, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Program to finds central individuals in arbitrary networks Discussions

Write discussion on Program to finds central individuals in arbitrary networks
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
New Features of Visual Studio 2008 1. LINQ Support LINQ primarily is the structure of many conventional question employees that allow you to perform with information in a more user

Write a script called 'prob1.m' that solves for the variables y, and z in terms of a user inputed x. The variables y and z are defined as follows: y = x - 30                when

program for pyramid in shell script

Part 1 Given the following Regular Expressions, explain in detail the pattern accepted by each. Pay attention to all the characters being used. Your answers need not appear with

Memory Hierarchy for Linux Systems A cache line has one or more valid bit(s), tag entry and list of bytes in a block in one set of a cache, as shown below: If you were

Hi, Can any of you, tell me how to use Included Applications?


Question : (a) Many systems provide support for both user threads and kernel threads, resulting in different multithreading models. What are the two differences between user

I need help with having a user input a year, and my program to spit out what day of the week Christmas is on.... any helping hands on this?

A hardware store sells the following hardware tools: screwdriver, wrench, and tape measure. You are asked to calculate the profit for the store based on the number of tools sold an