Journal article

Temporal graphs

Vassilis Kostakos

Physica A Statistical Mechanics and its Applications | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009

Abstract

We introduce the idea of temporal graphs, a representation that encodes temporal data into graphs while fully retaining the temporal information of the original data. This representation lets us explore the dynamic temporal properties of data by using existing graph algorithms (such as shortest-path), with no need for data-driven simulations. We also present a number of metrics that can be used to study and explore temporal graphs. Finally, we use temporal graphs to analyse real-world data and present the results of our analysis. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.