%0 Book Section
%1 koschtzki2005centrality
%A Koschützki, Dirk
%A Lehmann, Katharina
%A Peeters, Leon
%A Richter, Stefan
%A Tenfelde-Podehl, Dagmar
%A Zlotowski, Oliver
%B Network Analysis
%C Berlin / Heidelberg
%D 2005
%E Brandes, Ulrik
%E Erlebach, Thomas
%I Springer
%K analysis brandes centrality index network pagerank sna social
%P 16-61
%T Centrality Indices
%U http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-31955-9_3
%V 3418
%X Centrality indices are to quantify an intuitive feeling that in most networks some vertices or edges are more central than others. Many vertex centrality indices were introduced for the first time in the 1950s: e.g., the Bavelas index 50, 51, degree centrality 483 or a first feedback centrality, introduced by Seeley 510. These early centralities raised a rush of research in which manifold applications were found. However, not every centrality index was suitable to every application, so with time, dozens of new centrality indices were published. This chapter will present some of the more influential, ‘classic’ centrality indices. We do not strive for completeness, but hope to give a catalog of basic centrality indices with some of their main applications.