IMPACT OF OPINIONS AND
RELATIONSHIPS COEVOLVING ON
SELF-ORGANIZATION OF OPINION CLUSTERS
Songlin Zhang1, 2, Lixue Chen1, Dong Hu1 and Xian Sun11Center for Networked System, School of Computer Science, Southwest Petroleum University
Chengdu, P.R. China
2Department of Computer Engineering, Sichuan College of Architectural Technology
Deyang, P.R. China
|INDECS 11(3), 310-317, 2013
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Received: 10 December 2012
In a social network, individual opinions and interpersonal relationships always interact
and coevolve. This continuously leads to self-organization of opinion clusters in the whole network.
In this article we study how the coevolution on the two kinds of complex networks and the self-organization of opinion clusters are differently affected by the dynamic parameters, the structural parameters and the propagating parameters. It is found that the two dynamic parameters are homogeneous bringing about the strong and weak relations, while the two structural parameters are heterogeneous having equivalent relations. Moreover, the impact of the propagating parameter has been found only above its threshold.
opinion cluster, coevolution, self-organization, opinion propagation, relationship evolving
JEL: D70, D84
PACS: 89.75.Da, 89.75.Fb