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Título: Opinion dynamics and communication networks
Autor: Banisch, Sven
Araújo, Tanya
Louçã, Jorge
Data: 2009
Editora: ISEG - Departamento de Economia
Citação: Banisch, Sven , Tanya Araújo and Jorge Louçã. 2009. "Opinion dynamics and communication networks". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE Working papers nº 16-2009/DE/UECE
Relatório da Série N.º: DE Working papers nº 16-2009/DE/UECE;
Resumo: This paper examines the interplay of opinion exchange dynamics and communication network formation. An opinion formation procedure is introduced which is based on an abstract representation of opinions as k-dimensional bit-strings. Individuals interact if the difference in the opinion strings is below a defined similarity threshold dI . Depending on dI , different behaviour of the population is observed: low values result in a state of highly fragmented opinions and higher values yield consensus. The first contribution of this research is to identify the values of parameters dI and k, such that the transition between fragmented opinions and homogeneity takes place. Then, we look at this transition from two perspectives: first by studying the group size distribution and second by analysing the communication network that is formed by the interactions that take place during the simulation. The emerging networks are classi ed by statistical means and we find that non-trivial social structures emerge from simple rules for individual communication.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/2695
ISSN: 0874-4548
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