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Multi-level analysis of an interaction network between individuals in a mailing-list

Rémi Dorat, Matthieu Latapy, Bernard Conein and Nicolas Auray

It is well known now that most real-world complex networks have some properties which make them very different from random networks. In the case of interactions between authors of messages in a mailing-list, however, a multi-level structure may be responsible for some of these properties. We propose here a rigorous but simple formalism to investigate this question, and we apply it to an archive of the Debian user mailing-list. This leads to the identification of some properties which may indeed be explained this way, and of some properties which need deeper analysis.

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