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Detection of Network Links in a Communications Network

Abstract: 

A method or system for detecting associations between nodes of a communications network. "Node events"are defined as being communications from one node to another, each event having an origination time. For a given node, and for a number of time windows, event originations from other nodes after the occurrence of an event from that node are counted. Then for that node, these counts may be used to determine the probability that any other node is in a time window of that node. The probability data may then be used to determine the likelihood of a communications link with that node. The process may be repeated for a number of nodes to determine links within the network.

Patent Number: 
8,682,836
Date Of Issue: 
03/25/2014
Inventors: 

Christopher B. Smith