This paper presents an approach to the study of the structure of social networks using dominating sets of graphs. A method is presented for partitioning the vertices of a graph using dominating vertices. For certain classes of graphs this is helpful in determining the underlying structure of the corresponding social network. An extension of this technique provides a method of studying the structure of directed graphs and directed social networks. Minimum dominating sets are related to statuses and structurally equivalent sets.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences(all)
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- social networks