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Detecting community structure in networks using edge prediction methods

Bowen Yan, Steve Gregory, Detecting community structure in networks using edge prediction methods. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2012, pp. P09008–. September 2012. No electronic version available. External information

Abstract

Community detection and edge prediction are both forms of link mining: they are concerned with discovering the relations between vertices in networks. Some of the vertex similarity measures used in edge prediction are closely related to the concept of community structure. We use this insight to propose a novel method for improving existing community detection algorithms by using a simple vertex similarity measure. We show that this new strategy can be more effective in detecting communities than the basic community detection algorithms.

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