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The role of topology on the dynamics of the Naming Game

Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L., Barrat, A. & Loreto, V. (2007). The role of topology on the dynamics of the Naming Game. European Physical Journal: Special Topics, 143(1), pp. 233-235. doi: 10.1140/epjst/e2007-00092-0


The Naming Game captures the essential features leading a population to agree on the use of a semiotic convention (or, more in general, an opinion). Consensus emerges through local negotiations between pairs of agents, in the absence of any central co-ordination. Thus, it is natural that topology, identifying the set of possible interactions, plays a central role in the dynamics of the model. Here, we review the role of different topological properties, pointing out that finite connectivity, combined with the small-world property, ensure the best performances in terms of memory usage and time to reach convergence.

Publication Type: Article
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Publisher Keywords: Naming Game Finite Connectivity Small-world Property Memory Usage Topological Property Good Performance Essential Feature Condensed Matter
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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