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even though i was involved in creating the search path count idea, i
fully agree with vlado on this.
On 4/14/2014 6:49 PM, Vladimir Batagelj wrote:
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> On 14-04-2014 11:24, Loet Leydesdorff wrote:
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>> Dear Marianna and Prabir:
>> Diana Lucio-Arias & Loet Leydesdorff, Main-path analysis and
>> path-dependent transitions in HistCite(tm)-based historiograms ,
>> _Journal of the American Society for Information Science and
>> Technology _59(12), 1948-1962, 2008 <pdf-version >; <software >
>> http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1454 
> Instead of main path I prefer to use critical path method (CPM).
> The main path method is based on a greedy heuristic while CPM
> the path with the largest sum of all its weights.
> Another option is to determine the line island(s) - a subnetwork with
> the strongest links. It usually contains the main path and CPM path.
> best, Vlado
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