Week 3
Part 1
Manually collect book relations from Amazon.com. Use Amazon's "Customers who bought this book also bought" feature to connect the books. Start from a book that you recently read or had big influence on you, and collect the related books. Trace the network out one and two steps from the focus book. For each book collect up to 10 related / child books. Write your data in the GraphML structure and run the network in the template program. Show the degree centrality of the top three nodes.

Start from the Title : The Social History of Art

 
GraphML file

 
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Applet

 
Part 2
Choose a topic from Wikipedia. Focus your nodes on nouns like artists, schools, or places. Use Wiki articles' "See also" feature to connect the nodes. Trace the network out one and two steps from the focus node. For each node collect up to 10 related / child nodes. Write your data in the GraphML structure and run the network in the template program. Show the degree centrality of the top three nodes. Break interconnections to make a less connected node to become the top connected. In comparison to the first version, show how the new local densities of the most connected nodes change.

Start from the Title : Sustainable transport

 
GraphML file

 
Applet screenshot



 
Applet