Aging in Citation Networks
Abstract
In many growing networks, the age of the nodes plays an important role in deciding the attachment probability of the incoming nodes. For example, in a citation network, very old papers are seldom cited while recent papers are usually cited with high frequency. We study actual citation networks to find out the distribution $T(t)$ of $t$, the time interval between the published and the cited paper. For different sets of data we find a universal behaviour: $T(t) \sim t^{0.9}$ for $t \leq t_c$ and $T(t) \sim t^{2}$ for $t>t_c$ where $t_c \sim O(10)$.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 September 2004
 arXiv:
 arXiv:condmat/0409017
 Bibcode:
 2004cond.mat..9017B
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 EPrint:
 To be published in Physica A (proc. Statphys Kolkata V)