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Depends on where you are looking for "specialization".
If in the nodes, then each node has a set of attributes [skills,
abilities, goals that belong to that node]. In a pairwise comparison
of nodes, you can get none/some/high intersection of these attribute
sets. If you and I have mostly the same attributes then we are
"highly equivalent" in a skills/abilities/experiences.
If we have mostly the same connections[alters], then we are
structurally equivalent. Would be interesting to see if high
attribute equivalence would correlate with high structural
Either way, Specialization[Uniqueness?] could be estimated by 1 -
Equivalence; if 0 < = Equivalence <=1
On Jun 11, 2007, at 1:16 PM, Rick Davies wrote:
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> I am assuming that this concept of specialisation is different from
> that of
> structural equivalence, but is that correct? Is specialisation just
> inverse of structural equivalence?
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