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even though i was involved in creating the search path count idea, i 
fully agree with vlado on this.
pat

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 [1],
>> _Journal of the American Society for Information Science and
>> Technology _59(12), 1948-1962, 2008 <pdf-version [2]>; <software [3]>
>>
>> http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.1454 [4]
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Loet
>
>   Instead of main path I prefer to use critical path method (CPM).
>   The main path method is based on a greedy heuristic while CPM 
> determines
>   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.
>
>   http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-10745-0_57
>   http://pajek.imfm.si/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=dl:gfkl_305.pdf
>
>   best,   Vlado
>


with best wishes
pat

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