# Common Neighbors

Supported Graph Characteristics
 Unweighted edges Directed edges Undirected edges Homogeneous vertex types Heterogeneous vertex types

A vertex A that is connected to vertices B and C is considered to be a "common neighbor" of B and C.

The common neighbors algorithm counts the number of common neighbors between two vertices.

## Notes

This algorithm ignores edge weights.

## Specifications

``CREATE QUERY tg_common_neighbors(VERTEX a, VERTEX b, SET<STRING> e_type)``

### Parameters

Name Description Default value

`VERTEX a`

The first vertex to compare.

N/A

`VERTEX b`

The second vertex to compare with the first.

N/A

`SET<STRING> e_type`

Edge types to traverse.

(A blank set of strings)

### Output

Returns the number of common neighbors between two vertices expressed as a `closeness` value.

### Time complexity

The algorithm has a time complexity of O(D1 + D2), where D1 and D2 are the degrees of the two vertices.

## Example

Suppose we have the following graph: Running the algorithm between Dan and Jenny shows that they have 1 common neighbor.

• Query

• Result

`` RUN QUERY common_neighbors (("Jenny", "person"), ("Dan", "person"), ["friendship"])``
``````{
"error": false,
"message": "",
"version": {
"schema": 1,
"edition": "enterprise",
"api": "v2"
},
"results": [{"closeness": 1}]
}``````