NETWORK > CENTRALITY > BETWEENNESS >EDGE (LINE) BETWEENNESS
PURPOSE Calculates the betweenness centrality of each edge or line.
DESCRIPTION Let bjk be the proportion of all geodesics linking vertex j and vertex k which pass through edge i. The betweenness of edge i is the sum of all bjk where j and k are distinct. Betweenness is therefore a measure of the number of times an edge occurs on a geodesic.
Name of file containing network to be analyzed. Data type: Digraph.
If yes is selected the edgebetweenness is submitted to an hierachical clustering routine.
Output dataset: (Default = 'EdgeBetweenness').
Name of file which will contain the betweenness centrality of each edge.
LOG FILE A matrix in which the i,j th entry gives the edge betweenness of the edge (i,j).
If hierachical clustering has been selected this is followed by a cluster diagram.
COMMENTS Betweenness centrality measures information control.
REFERENCES Freeman L C (1979). 'Centrality in Social Networks: Conceptual Clarification'. Social Networks 1, 215-239.