Defining and identifying communities in networks.

  title={Defining and identifying communities in networks.},
  author={Filippo Radicchi and Claudio Castellano and Federico Cecconi and Vittorio Loreto and Domenico Parisi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={101 9},
The investigation of community structures in networks is an important issue in many domains and disciplines. This problem is relevant for social tasks (objective analysis of relationships on the web), biological inquiries (functional studies in metabolic and protein networks), or technological problems (optimization of large infrastructures). Several types of algorithms exist for revealing the community structure in networks, but a general and quantitative definition of community is not… CONTINUE READING
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