# Finding and evaluating community structure in networks.

@article{Newman2003FindingAE, title={Finding and evaluating community structure in networks.}, author={Mark E. J. Newman and Michelle Girvan}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2003}, volume={69 2 Pt 2}, pages={ 026113 } }

We propose and study a set of algorithms for discovering community structure in networks-natural divisions of network nodes into densely connected subgroups. Our algorithms all share two definitive features: first, they involve iterative removal of edges from the network to split it into communities, the edges removed being identified using any one of a number of possible "betweenness" measures, and second, these measures are, crucially, recalculated after each removal. We also propose a…

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