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Old 16 January 2004, 20:47
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Graphing Terrorist Networks

Alan.Reifman@TTU.EDU (Reifman,_Alan) Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2004, 5:27pm


Subject: Article on graph theory and fighting terrorist networks
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The following web-based article talks about a professor's research on using graph theory to split up terrorist networks. The article discusses how analysts commonly thought in terms of how removing one or more nodes would affect the probability of a network splitting up (I seem to recall some type of index of this type mentioned in Wasserman and Faust's Social Network Analysis). The article then talks about newer approaches that attempt to incorporate the hierarchical nature of a network into the calculations. The article can be accessed by clicking on: http://www.sciencenews.org/20040110/mathtrek.asp . I've also linked it to my SPIDER webpage, where you can see other recent developments I've identified regarding networks and the spread of culture: http://www.hs.ttu.edu/hd3317/spider.htm .
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Old 7 February 2004, 03:17
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HUH??

What happened to personalities matrix? Time event charts? This stuff looks so confusing that you'd spend more time trying to figure it out that than it'd be any use to you .
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