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Stoop, R; Joller, J (2011). Mesocopic comparison of complex networks based on periodic orbits. Chaos, 21(1):016112.

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Complex noiseless dynamical systems can be represented in a compressed manner by unstable periodic orbits. It is unknown, however, how to use this technique to obtain a suitable notion of similarity among them, how to extend such an approach to more general complex networks, and how to apply such a method in the important case of noisy systems. Our approach provides a solution to these questions. For a proof-of-concept, we consider Drosophila's precopulatory courtship, where our method reveals the existence of a complex grammar (similar to those found in complex physical systems and in language), leading to the conclusion that the observed grammar is very unlikely the product of chance.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Deposited On:19 Jul 2011 10:33
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:57
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Publisher DOI:10.1063/1.3553643
PubMed ID:21456854

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