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Research Article

Multilevel Compression of Random Walks on Networks Reveals Hierarchical Organization in Large Integrated Systems

  • Martin Rosvall mail,

    martin.rosvall@physics.umu.se

    Affiliation: Integrated Science Lab, Department of Physics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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  • Carl T. Bergstrom

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Published: April 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018209

About the Authors

Martin Rosvall
Integrated Science Lab, Department of Physics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Carl T. Bergstrom
Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Carl T. Bergstrom
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: martin.rosvall@physics.umu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR CB. Performed the experiments: MR. Analyzed the data: MR. Wrote the paper: MR CB.