Communities in Networks
Mason Alexander Porter
University of Oxford
Peter J. Mucha
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
February 22, 2009
Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 56, No. 9, 2009
We survey some of the concepts, methods, and applications of community detection, which has become an increasingly important area of network science. To help ease newcomers into the field, we provide a guide to available methodology and open problems, and discuss why scientists from diverse backgrounds are interested in these problems. As a running theme, we emphasize the connections of community detection to problems in statistical physics and computational optimization.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: community structure, social networks, modularity, statistical physicsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 12, 2009 ; Last revised: September 15, 2009
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