Networks as a data structure.
Networks are a way of organizing information. They do not exist, necessarily; but they can be a way of structuring facts, like maps or concordances or anything else.
Nodes and edges.
Types of networks.
The type of a network is defined by the type of its edges and nodes.
- Edge-type distinctions
- Weighted and unweighted.
- Directed and undirected
- Node-type distinctions
- Unimodal and Multi-modal networks
Reducing arbitrary data to networks.
- Text as a network
- Society as a network
- Correspondence as a network.
This was released by the sociologist Kieran Healy; it differs in subtle ways from the article we read.