Entropy Measures of Human Communication Dynamics

New WUST publication entitled Entropy Measures of Human Communication Dynamics by Marcin Kulisiewicz, Przemysław Kazienko, Bolesław K. Szymański and Radosław Michalski in Scientific Reports.

Human communication is commonly represented as a temporal social network, and evaluated in terms of its uniqueness. We propose a set of new entropy-based measures for human communication dynamics represented within the temporal social network as event sequences. Using real world datasets and random interaction series of different types we find that real human contact events always significantly differ from random ones. This human distinctiveness increases over time and by means of the proposed entropy measures, we can observe sociological processes that take place within dynamic communities.

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