Community structure in social and biological networks.

  title={Community structure in social and biological networks.},
  author={Michelle Girvan and Micaleah Newman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={99 12},
A number of recent studies have focused on the statistical properties of networked systems such as social networks and the Worldwide Web. Researchers have concentrated particularly on a few properties that seem to be common to many networks: the small-world property, power-law degree distributions, and network transitivity. In this article, we highlight another property that is found in many networks, the property of community structure, in which network nodes are joined together in tightly… CONTINUE READING

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