Alpha Centrality


Alpha centrality is an adaptation of eigenvector centrality in directed graph with the addition that nodes are imbued with importance from external sources.
Given a graph with adjacency matrix Ai the alpha centrality is defined as follows:
Alpha Centrality
where ej is the external importance given to node J, and α is a parameter.


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