In this article, a box-covering Tsallis information dimension is introduced, and the physical interpretation of this new dimension has been assigned. Moreover, based on the introduced parameter q→, a characterization of non-extensive networks is stated, allowing the classification according to super-extensive (q→≺1), sub-extensive (q→≻1) or extensive (q→=1). The experimental results on both synthetic and real complex networks shed light on the type of interaction of the boxes. The results support the conjecture that the box-covering Tsallis information dimension is a suitable and flexible measure of information of real complex networks that exhibit a rich structural diversity.
- Entropic parameter
- Information dimension
- Non-extensive complex networks
- Tsallis information dimension