Bipolar-Valued Fuzzy Social Network and Centrality Measures

Sakshi Dev Pandey, A. S. Ranadive, Sovan Samanta, Biswajit Sarkar

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The concept of bipolar-valued fuzzy relationships and their role in modeling bipolar-valued fuzzy social networks (BVFSN) are discussed. The goal of this study is to represent the bipolarity and fuzziness that are always present in the relationship between actors. Ranking the most central actors to achieve maximum spreading ability has been a difficult and critical topic thus far. Many centrality measures have been proposed to determine the significance of nodes in the central person detection process. In this article, we proposed two new centrality measures, BF-degree centrality and BF-closeness centrality, based on the natural characteristics of a bipolar-valued fuzzy social network. The proposed centrality measures highlight the fuzziness and bipolarity of the relationship. We consider the fuzzy stability index for direct connections here, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship. With the help of the effective and total effective strength of the path, we find the favorable path in this centrality measure. Moreover, to investigate the validity and reliability of these new centrality measures, we gathered Google Scholar data and built a G-S Research network. Experimental results show that the model and centrality measures can be used to objectively rank the most central node in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9713575
JournalDiscrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • Modelling and Simulation


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