Algorithms for Identifying Paths and Missing Links in Trade Networks
In the present work we model and analyse the global network of the illegal trade in antiquities. Our goal is to use this network to estimate for any given artefact the potential sequence of people in the network among whom this artefact was traded. For this reason, we have implemented and evaluated three different algorithms that estimate potential trade routes within the network. We also evaluate the performance of a popular method that estimates direct links in the network, links which may not have been documented in the police records.
Connected Past: Challenges To Network Studies in Archaeology and History, 2016