[FRIAM] looking for a word

Marcus Daniels marcus at snoutfarm.com
Fri Aug 17 16:59:27 EDT 2018

I immediately think of Geoffrey West’s work.  (Although that doesn’t immediately provide a catchy phrase.)


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Date: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [FRIAM] looking for a word

Here's a paper <https://arxiv.org/pdf/1311.3087.pdf>  (2010) that describes a hub attraction dynamical growth model (HADGM) that exhibits fractal and probabilistic behavior for forming nodes in a complex network.

But you are looking for a descriptive word or phrase. Perhaps, "dynamic growth models with fractally-associative (or nonassociative) hubs."  It seems to have something to do with the behavior of forming nodes (connections); so that seems to be the focus for your description. Not sure, but would agree that fractile behavior seems at the root of what you are trying to describe: some "hubbing" and "hubbing-resistance," so to speak.

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On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 12:52 PM uǝlƃ ☣ <gepropella at gmail.com<mailto:gepropella at gmail.com>> wrote:
Excellent!  I suppose the things I'm talking about would exhibit something like a persistent homology.  Of course, I'm looking for a word to describe a subset of those (the particular way something like a capillary bed branches out from the large blood vessels).  So, it would have to be a type of persistent homology.

But the concept of "a filtration" is also evocative, both in its math and biological/physical meanings.  Much of what the tissue samplers are doing is counting/indexing objects and branches in an attempt to identify weirdness.

On 08/17/2018 11:28 AM, Marcus Daniels wrote:
> Persistent homology?

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