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A Survey of Information Entropy Metrics for Complex Networks

Faculty of Science, Communication and Medicine, University of Luxembourg, L-1359 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Entropy 2020, 22(12), 1417; https://doi.org/10.3390/e22121417
Received: 13 November 2020 / Revised: 4 December 2020 / Accepted: 9 December 2020 / Published: 15 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Review Papers for Entropy)
Information entropy metrics have been applied to a wide range of problems that were abstracted as complex networks. This growing body of research is scattered in multiple disciplines, which makes it difficult to identify available metrics and understand the context in which they are applicable. In this work, a narrative literature review of information entropy metrics for complex networks is conducted following the PRISMA guidelines. Existing entropy metrics are classified according to three different criteria: whether the metric provides a property of the graph or a graph component (such as the nodes), the chosen probability distribution, and the types of complex networks to which the metrics are applicable. Consequently, this work identifies the areas in need for further development aiming to guide future research efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: complex networks; entropy; centrality; Shanon’s entropy complex networks; entropy; centrality; Shanon’s entropy
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Omar, Y.M.; Plapper, P. A Survey of Information Entropy Metrics for Complex Networks. Entropy 2020, 22, 1417. https://doi.org/10.3390/e22121417

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