Network Analysis

Network analysis can be used in many disciplines (e.g. in computer science, biology, economics and in social networks) to find patterns and examine the structure of a network; in particular the relationship between entities (e.g. persons, organisations and websites). In addition, it can also be useful in optimizing of different cases (e.g. transport and shortest path problems).

In this project, all the links between the Star Wars characters from the Star Wars Wikia has been examined. This makes it possible to determine the most central characters based on various centrality measures and to find smaller communities in the Star Wars Universe.

Betweenness centrality

The network below is highlighted with betweenness centrality, which describes how often a node is found in the shortest path between any two other given nodes.

Highlighting a node in the network, shows the nodes connections, and on the right side of the network view, the calculated eigenvector centrality can be seen.

Top 5 nodes

Character Betweenness centrality
Anakin Skywalker 0.22680
Luke Skywalker 0.16882
Palpatine 0.11881
Obi-Wan Kenobi 0.09414
Boba Fett 0.06563

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