Common Neighbors

Supported Graph Characteristics

Unweighted edges

Directed edges

Undirected edges

Homogeneous vertex types

Heterogeneous vertex types

Algorithm Link: Common Neighbors

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)

Time complexity

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

Parameters

Name Description Data type

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)

Results

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

Example

Suppose we have the following graph:

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Running the algorithm between Dan and Jenny will show 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}]
}