The role of the betweenness centrality measure in networks

Ever wondered how to detect the most influential individual, station, motorway or node in a network? It is not a normal popularity test but a mathematical way for determining a node with the most impact in the flow of information within a network. A very good way of determining nodes that are great connectors for moving from one point of a graph to another. In a real-world situation, when these nodes are removed, the movement to other nodes in the graph becomes quite challenging. With betweenness centrality, the number of paths a node is a part of is also revealed. In a connected graph, the Betweenness Centrality algorithm calculates the shortest path between nodes in the given network. The weight between nodes is quite important in determining the shortest path as factors such as frequency, capacity, time, flow and influence determine these weights. 

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